10/12/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Center for Nonviolence will co-sponsor a documentary film screening titled “Our Fires Still Burn” on Nov. 3 on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in AU’s Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium at 7 p.m.
The screening is co-sponsored by the Native American Ministry Committee of the United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend and no registration is necessary.
This exciting and compelling one-hour documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the Midwest of the United States. It dispels the myth that American Indians have disappeared from the American horizon, and reveals how they continue to persist, heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive and make great contributions to society.
Film producer Audrey Geyer as well as Jack Lyons, executive director of the Native American and Indian Center in Akron, will be on-site to kick-off the event and answer any questions following the screening.
The Ashland Center for Nonviolence believes there is more to peace than opposing violence. They are dedicated to raising awareness, thinking and acting creatively, and encouraging open discussion on issues of peace and social well-being. When it comes to conflict, they simply ask the question, “What else can we do?”
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###