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Guest Speaker Added to PC Reacts Event | Meet Lynnette Grey Bull

 

PACEs Connection is honored to host guest speaker Lynette Grey Bull at our event: PC Reacts to Gabby Petito and Missing White Woman Syndrome on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

PC Reacts is a new series by PACEs Connection in which we look at current events through a trauma-informed and PACEs science lens.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Noon to 1pm Pacific Time

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Please read the full event details here.




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Lynnette Grey Bull
Northern Arapaho - Hunkpapa Lakota.
Advocate, Trainer, Tribal Liaison/Consultant
Director & Founder, Not Our Native Daughters
https://www.notournativedaughters.org/

Lynnette Grey Bull has been an active advocate for Indian Country for over 10 years. Ms. Grey Bull is the Founder/Director of Not Our Native Daughters - an organization that focuses on the work and education of Human Trafficking and the Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls. Lynnette also serves on the Wyoming Governor’s Task Force for Missing, Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP), and the Wyoming Human Trafficking Task Force. Lynnette’s prior work was as Chair of the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs at the Governor’s office in 2014 -2016. Ms. Grey Bull also advocates for diversity and inclusion of Native Americans, Indigenous preservation of land and water rights, child protection, cultural competency, environmental justice and voting rights. She is a former Trainer & Advisor Consultant for the DOJ AMBER Alert Program 2014-2017. Lynnette has worked as a Subject-Matter-Expert and Tribal Liaison from various research and documentary projects. In 2018, Ms. Grey Bull successfully led a team with the Wyoming Democratic Party; to campaign for Representative Andi Clifford (D-WY). Lynnette was selected to be the 2020 Wyoming Delegate for the DNC, and she also accepted the nomination of U.S. House of Representatives Candidate from the Wyoming Democratic Party. Although Representative Cheney held her seat; she was proud to be the first Native American to run for federal office in the state of Wyoming. Lynnette is dedicated to advancing democracy in Indian Country - she provided Congressional testimonies on The Tribal Heritage & Grizzly Bear Protection Act - May 2019, and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention, in 2016 for the American Psychological Association on Capitol Hill. Not Our Native Daughters has educated over 7000 professionals, both in urban and tribal communities since 2010. Ms. Grey bull strives for the growth of a future where Native Americans prevail in all the same areas where other ethnicities succeed.

Not Our Native Daughters




Please read the full event details here.

In the next episode in this series, we will respectfully and mindfully discuss issues related to the recent national fascination with the missing person and murder case of Gabby Petito, who was found at Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming on September 19th. While this case has seen hundreds, maybe thousands of pieces of media coverage over the past weeks, it has been reported that at least 710 Indigenous people were reported missing in Wyoming, most of whom have received little to no press.

"'Missing white woman syndrome' is a term used by social scientists and media commentators to refer to the observed disproportionate media coverage, especially in television, of missing-person cases involving young, white, upper-middle-class women or girls compared to the relative lack of attention towards missing women who are not white, women of lower social classes, and missing men or boys." (Wikipedia)

At PACEs Connection we care deeply about preventing and uncovering the root causes behind all violence. We care about Gabby Petito and hope her murder is brought to justice. However, we hope to use our platform to continue to raise awareness about injustice. It is an important time in US history in which many more people are ready to confront systemic racism and the history of genocide and take action for a more just and equitable society.

All of you, our members, are actively creating a better normal through your work on these issues. Please join us for this interactive and conversational event. We will have breakout room discussions to talk about ways that we can make a difference to ensure that the future includes equitable media coverage and equitable justice of all people who need it regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and other factors.

Topics:

  • Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) and the mission of Not Our Native Daughters (NOND) to educate and increase awareness of the missing, exploited, murdered Indigenous Women & Children. "May we continue to honor all victims by continuing to stand for them! Fight with us!" (https://www.notournativedaughters.org/)
  • The fetishization of missing and murdered women, especially those considered "conventionally attractive" by the patriarchal white colonial male gaze
  • The dehumanization of missing and murdered people of color and other marginalized groups
  • The legacy of historical trauma in the United States against African-American/Black people, Indigenous people, and other marginalized groups, and how this legacy manifests as current health outcome disparities

Additionally, we will take a few moments to honor the grief that we all experience each time we have to hold space for the violence we read about or watch in the media. We will hold space for the collective grief we have when we care about victims of violence everywhere, and the grief we hold when we know that marginalized populations experience a disproportionate amount of this violence. We will hold space for feelings of helplessness before we call ourselves to action.

Please familiarize yourself with this topic so that you can play an active role in the discussion:


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We look forward to your presence.

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