Live Reading: Mary Kay Nagle’s “Sovereignty”
November 8, 2020 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join us for a live reading of Sovereignty by its author Mary Kathryn Nagle. The play unfolds over two parallel timelines, examining the intersections of personal and political truths, historic and contemporary struggles. In present-day Oklahoma, a young Cherokee lawyer, Sarah Ridge Polson, and her colleague Jim Ross defend the inherent jurisdiction of Cherokee Nation in the US Supreme Court when a non-Indian defendant challenges the Nation’s authority to prosecute non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence. After the play, Mary Kathryn Nagle will be joined by Sarah Deer (Creek), Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas, for a discussion and Q&A.