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Film Showings

Film Showing and Bike Ride for Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month: Ovarian Psycos

Film poster for Ovarian Psycos.

September 25, 2019 

5PM: Bike ride (meet outside on the 1st floor of Baker Center)

6PM: Film Showing, Baker Theater, 2nd floor

Sponsored by the Women’s Center, Ohio University Libraries, Black Diamond Bicycles, WellWorks, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Scripps Hispanic Network, Latino Caucus, and the Multicultural Center.

Join us for a bike ride prior to the film showing! We’ll be starting on the 1st floor of Baker and doing a short ride. A limited number of bicycles have been made available, for free, for this ride courtesy of Black Diamond Bicycles!

Following the bike ride, we will go to the theater for the showing of Ovarian Psycos: “Riding at night through Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. At the helm of the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet M.C. dedicated to recruiting an unapologetic, misfit crew of women of color, yet she struggles to strike a balance between motherhood and activism. Evie, a bright eyed recruit, joins the crew and despite poverty and the concerns of her protective Salvadoran mother, discovers a newfound confidence.  Meanwhile, Andi Xoch, a founding member and street artist who knows the deeply activist legacy from which the Ovas emerge, journeys to become a new leader within the crew.”

This program counts towards the intercultural knowledge component of the She Leads OHIO requirement (the Women’s Center’s professional leadership program). 

Film Showing of Mankiller and Discussion with Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Director and Producer

February 25, 2020

7:00PM-9:00PM screening at Athena Cinema (20 S Court St, Athens, OH 45701)

Sponsored by: the Women's Center, Multicultural Center, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Cutler Scholars, Margaret Boyd Scholars, OHIO Honors, and Athena Cinema.

Headshot of Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Director and Producer of MANKILLER, is of Cherokee ancestry and the owner/founder of Red-Horse Native Productions, Inc. Red-Horse Mohl and her company have become the preeminent collaborator with American Indian tribal nations to bring important Native stories accurately and respectfully to the screen.

When history fails to preserve stories from our past and present, it’s up to us to correct the record. Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, is omitted from most history books despite ranking among revolutionary leaders like Harriet Tubman or Eleanor Roosevelt. She was an activist and a champion to a nation – and it’s time the world remembers her name. MANKILLER is a documentary celebrating a leader who defied all odds to make a difference for her people. During a time when American Indians found themselves disenfranchised and undervalued by the United States at large, Wilma emerged as a champion of the Cherokee Nation and became its first female Principal Chief in 1985.

This program counts towards the intercultural knowledge component of the She Leads OHIO requirement (the Women’s Center’s professional leadership program).