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BRIEF: Free film showing highlights Native American Reconciliation group


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On June 1 One Peace, Many Paths will host a free showing of “Two Rivers“, the award-winning documentary previously shown on PBS. 

“Two Rivers” documents the true story of a Native American Reconciliation group that began in a couple’s home in Northern Washington State. Within five years many more had joined, and together they launched social and political reconciliation initiatives thachanged their community, as well as race relations across the Northwest.

The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by two of the principals of the film, John and Geri Grosvenor, according to a press release. John is a Cherokee Nazarene minister who is adept at moving between the worlds of Natives and Whites.  He and his wife, Geri, live on the Colville reservation at Nespelem.

According to a press release, “Two Rivers” appeals to both Natives and non-Natives who want to learn more effective means for connecting and healing their wounds, as well as to any individuals or groups interested in understanding racism and divisions of all sorts. In addition, “Two Rivers” teaches important aspects of American history that are becoming increasingly unfamiliar to Native American youth, and even today are largely unknown to European Americans.

This free film and discussion event will take place at the South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry June 1, from 3-5 p.m.

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

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