Join us as for a live table reading from the pilot episode Moon Time, a screenplay written by Dr. Elizabeth Rule (Chickasaw Nation) of American University. Inspired by real events, Moon Time tells the story of a young Indigenous woman whose infertility forces her to confront the contours of community belonging under settler colonialism. Navigating blood quantum, intergenerational trauma, and the IVF industry, the main character must find healing for herself and her family.
Elizabeth Rule (Chickasaw Nation) serves as assistant professor of critical race, gender, and culture studies at American University and holds a Social Practice Residency at the Kennedy Center. Rule’s most recent book, Indigenous DC: Native Peoples and the Nation’s Capital (Georgetown University Press), analyzes historical and contemporary sites of Indigenous importance in Washington. Her first book , Reproducing Resistance: Gendered Violence and Indigenous Nationhood, analyzes the intersection of violence against Native women, reproductive justice, and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women; this work received the Julien Mezey Award from the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities in 2020. She previously served as the director of George Washington University’s AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy. Rule received her PhD and MA in American studies from Brown University, and her BA from Yale University.
This event is offered in conjunction with the exhibition The Land Carries our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans.