The Three Rs: Realize, Recognize and Reconciliation
Crushing Colonialism: Healthcare access and disability justice #3Rs
Friday, November 20, 2020
Source: Crushing Colonialism

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From the first contact with European invaders, Indigenous reproductive systems, matrilineal, and multi-gendered ways have been systematically attacked with attempts to dismantle our traditions through over 500 years of on-going genocide.

Presented by Crushing Colonialism, The Three Rs: Realize, Recognize, & Reconciliation is a unique opportunity to learn directly from a diverse group of Indigenous people who are living under and fighting against the violent realities of settler colonialism. Topics covered will include the crisis of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits, environmental justice, healthcare disparities, theft of Indigenous children by the state, and what decolonization and tribal sovereignty truly look like.

The Three Rs was originally scheduled to be held on occupied Piscataway land known as Washington, D.C., but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its particularly devastating impacts on Indigenous communities this event will now be held virtually from November 16-20, 2020. Each day will feature a different reproductive justice related topic.

Healthcare access & disability justice
Healthcare access and disability justice #3Rs
Friday, November 20, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Eastern)

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Indigenous people make up approximately 6% of the global population with a life expectancy up to 20 years lower than the life expectancy of non-indigenous people worldwide. American Indians and Alaskan Natives have the second lowest life expectancies in the Western Hemisphere and have the highest rates of disabilities in the so called U.S. This panel will discuss how healthcare access and disability justice are crucial to ending the genocide of Indigenous peoples, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panelists include Kerry Hawk Lessard (Shawnee) of Native American Lifeline and Jessica Hernandez, Ph.D., an Indigenous scholar, scientist, and community advocate. Jen Deerinwater will serve as moderator.

“Our weeklong #3RS institute is a unique opportunity to learn directly from a diverse group of Indigenous people who are living under and fighting against the violent realities of settler colonialism,” said Deerinwater, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation who founded Crushing Colonialism, an organization whose mission is to uplift and tell the stories of Indigenous people through multi-media work while supporting those doing the work.

“Topics covered at the #3RS will include the crisis of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits, environmental justice, healthcare disparities, theft of Indigenous children by the state, cultural appropriation, and what decolonization and tribal sovereignty truly look like,” said Deerinwater, a journalist based in Washington, D.C.

kerry hawk lessard

jen deerinwater

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Suggested fees are $75 per event for non-profits, $40 per event for individual registration, and $20-$0 per event for students and those experiencing limited resources.

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Tickets are available for purchase at eventbrite.com. Pick and choose your events, or join all five nights!

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