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On, Thursday, March 23, from 12:30-2:30pm in the GSRC conference room, join the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center as we view the documentary “Two Spirits”. The documentary interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.
Fred Martinez was a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. Between tradition and controversy, sex and spirit, and freedom and fear, lives the truth—the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself” (twospirits.org/about-the-film-2). After the viewing, there will be an opportunity for dialogue about Fred Martinez’s life journey. If you have any questions, please contact our office via email at GSRC@niu.edu or call 815-753-4772 and our staff will assist you.
NIU's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center