Stanford NALSA is proud to announce the upcoming performance of Sliver of a Full Moon on Tuesday, May 10th, at 6PM followed by a panel on Native American sovereignty on May 11th.
Sliver of a Full Moon, written by playwright and attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle of the Cherokee Nation, is a portrayal of justice under the rule of law – the story of a movement to restore safety and access to justice to indigenous women in the U.S. It chronicles the history of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the stories of the women it affected, featuring a cast of courageous Native women survivors who stepped forward to share their stories of abuse by non-Indians. The website can be found at http://sliverofafullmoon.org/.
There will be a reception prior to the performance, and the show will be followed by a Q&A session with the cast and survivors. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage more deeply with the details of the legal landscape at play during a lunch panel the following day, discussing VAWA reauthorization and its implications for Indian country. Panelists will include OJ Flores, Chief Prosecutor for the Pascua Yaqui, Judge Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as a tribal judge.
Tickets to both the performance and the panel are free and simply require registration at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/gsolaz8