Join us for the Phoenix premiere of "More Than A Word!"
Long before #TakeAKnee protests, the movement against Native American mascots, derogatory team naming and cultural appropriation in sports proved a catalyst for discussion and debate about race and democracy in American culture. “More Than a Word” offers an inside look at these contentious issues through the campaign and legal cases against the Washington R*skins, and traces how racist terminology became embraced and beloved by sports teams and fans.
A panel discussion will follow, exploring the personal and social costs of America’s history of misappropriating cultural identities for the purposes of entertainment.
|Amanda Blackhorse, LCSW (Diné)|
Social Worker, Lead Plaintiff in Blackhorse et al v. Pro-Football Inc.,
Founder of Arizona to Rally Native American Mascots
|Jacob Meders, MFA (Mechoopda)|
Master Printmaker and Assistant Professor,
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, ASU
|James Riding In, PhD (Pawnee)|
Interim Director and Associate Professor,
American Indian Studies, ASU
About the Film:
"More Than A Word" analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, "More Than A Word" presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation. To learn more about the film and filmmakers Jon and Kenn Little, visit http://morethanawordfilm.com/.