Sunday Brunch and a Movie - MANKILLER

When history fails to preserve stories from our past and present, it’s up to us to correct the record. Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, is omitted from most history books despite ranking among revolutionary leaders like Harriet Tubman or Eleanor Roosevelt. She was an activist and a champion to a nation – and it’s time the world remembers her name. MANKILLER is a documentary by Producer Gale Hurd, celebrating a leader who defied all odds to make a difference for her people. During a time when American Indians found themselves disenfranchised and undervalued by the United States, Wilma emerged as a champion of the Cherokee Nation and became its first female Principal Chief in 1985.

Come schmooze over brunch on Sunday, March 18, and stay to watch this powerful documentary of a revolutionary woman whose story was almost lost.  Wilma’s amazing journey highlights the struggles of both women and minorities, and is an inspiring tale of what one can accomplish with perseverance and unending dedication. This event is open to the entire Temple community. We hope you can join us! 

This is a Sisterhood Community Breakfast co-sponsored by The Bess Ezekiel Memorial Fund. Brunch will begin at 9:45 AM and the cost for the breakfast is $8 / person. The movie will start at 11:00, and is free of charge to attend. To RSVP, contact Janet Goldberg at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 15th. FLYER