Tuesday, February 28, 20127:30 p.m.Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center“A Circle of Women”(USA, 2002, 56 minutes)Film screening followed by Q & A with the film’s director Gayle Anne Kelley and introduction of her leadership and peace forum “Women • Leadership • Peace – Transforming the Future", a series of four workshops beginning March 7.
Film synopsis: According to Indigenous prophecy, this is ‘The Time of the Woman’. A Circle of Women documentary explores the roles and responsibilities of women as leaders and peacemakers in the 21st century. The film presents contrasting views of western ideology with indigenous thinking in matters of governance, ecology, spirituality, war and peace.
Gayle Anne Kelley is a Cultural and Community Development Specialist, peace educator, diversity consultant and documentary filmmaker. She is the founder and adviser for A Circle of Women, a global organization that educates and inspires women as future leaders and peacemakers. Gayle has traveled the world studying the history, traditions, and protocols and prophesies of indigenous peoples. She is an educator, a human rights activist, a trusted liaison for native nations and the recipient of several awards for her humanitarian service. Gayle is dedicated to building a more peaceful and socially just world and for leaving a legacy of health and well-being for the earth and future generations.
Film website: http://www.acircleofwomen.org/Film.htmGayle Anne Kelley’s website: http://www.acircleofwomen.org/GayleBio.htm
Scripps College Humanities Institute spring 2012 series - "'Continuing Invasion': Resistance, Resilience, and Re-invention among North American Indigenous Peoples"