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Interfaith Leadership Lecture: Allie Young

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Date and Time

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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This event is free to attend.
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Location

This is a virtual lecture.

A Zoom link will be sent to those who register prior to the event. 

Description

Join Allie Young for our 2021 Interfaith Leadership Lecture! Allie is a citizen of the Diné (Navajo) Nation from the Northern Agency of the reservation in Northern New Mexico.

She is a storyteller and writer on a mission to increase authentic representation of Native Americans in TV, film, and mainstream media by sharing the stories and traditions of her people that helped and continue to help them persevere in a world where they are largely invisible, underrepresented and misrepresented. She’s developing projects, one of which she’s pitched to Netflix and Amazon Studios.

Recently, she founded Protect the Sacred, a grassroots organization that focuses on educating and empowering the next generation of Navajo and Indian Country leaders, promoting the Indian Country Hero Challenge and spreading the “Stay Home” message to protect tribal nations from COVID-19. In her work and current role as Director of Protect the Sacred, she makes certain the Native voice is at the table and in every conversation, especially the voices of Indigenous youth and womxn.

Contact

Kaufman Interfaith Institute - Interfaith@gvsu.edu

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