Watertown Group Hosts Presentation on Forced Removal of Native American Children

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The World in Watertown announced their upcoming event at First Parish Church on Dec. 7 about the history of White Supremacy and the impact on Native Americans in New England.

The group sent out the following information:

Presentation on Origins of White Supremacy in New England: On Thursday, December 7, 2017, World in Watertown is hosting Dr. Mishy Lesser, Watertown resident and learning director of Upstander Project, for a talk entitled “Forced Removal of Native Children and the Origins of White Supremacy in New England.” The talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church St., Watertown.

Dr. Lesser will screen Upstander Project’s short documentary, First Light, about the Maine Wabanaki Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission and what the commissioners learned from Wabanaki people who suffered loss of identity and trauma after being taken away by the state’s child welfare system.

Come hear how Watertown connects to this hidden story about the taking of the land and the taking of the children, why it matters today and how we can make it known to youth and adults in our town.

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