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Kathy Peltier: My Father's Story

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Saturday, March 17, 2018
2–3:30pm

All Beta Main programs are free.
114 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Kathy Peltier met her father, Leonard Peltier, for the first time when she was handed to him at his court hearing in February 1976. Since that day Leonard has remained incarcerated. Join Kathy as she shares Leonard’s story and her dream of one day knowing her father as a free man.

Leonard is a member of the American Indian Movement who was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a shootout on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975 and whose two life sentences have been the subject of much debate. Support for Leonard’s release have come from the Dali Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Coretta Scott King, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Amnesty International.

Kathy will be joined in conversation with Larry Smith, co-host of Pacifica's and KPFK's AMERICAN INDIAN AIRWAVES, the longest running Indigenous radio program in the country.

This workshop is open to all and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves. The exhibition will be open during the program. All Beta Main exhibitions and programs are FREE.


ABOUT

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Kathy Peltier is the daughter of a political prisoner Leonard Peltier and the activist Anne Begay. Peltier is half Diné (Navajo), Dakota, Sioux and Turtle Mtn. Ojibwe. She was born in Denver, Colorado and partly raised in Twin Lakes the Dine' Indian Reservation, near Gallup, New Mexico. Peltier currently resides in Los Angeles and is trying to visit her dad.
 

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Larry Smith (Lumbee Nation) is an accomplished producer, publicist, and co-host of Pacifica's and KPFK's AMERICAN INDIAN AIRWAVES, the longest running Indigenous radio program in the country.  For his work in Indigenous media, Smith and AMERICAN INDIAN AIRWAVES received special recognition in 2007 by the Bolivian government's La Prefectura del Departamento de La Paz (The Prefecture of the Department of Peace).