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The Occupation of Alcatraz

Sunday, Nov 17, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM At Presidio Theatre Offered by:

 Presidio Trust

Co-presentation with the Alcatraz Canoe Journey, Presidio Trust, and SFMOMA, as part of a four-part, citywide series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Alcatraz Occupation.

In this panel discussion, Eloy Martinez (Ute) and Dr. LaNada War Jack (Shoshone-Bannock), original occupiers of Alcatraz, will speak to the context in which the occupation occurred; its immediate impacts on policy, politics, and culture in Indian Country; and the reasons the occupation remains equally relevant today. Moderator Julian Brave NoiseCat (Canin Lake Band Tsq’escen) will also discuss contemporary Indigenous activism.

An edited transcript of the conversation will appear in SFMOMA Open Space’s fall magazine, Alcatraz Is Not an Island​, guest edited by NoiseCat and Dr. War Jack.

Free and open to all, but space is limited and registration is required.

Photo Credit: GGNRA Park Archives​