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Diversity Film Series: “100 Years One Woman’s Fight for Justice” | Piedmont

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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Ellen Driscoll Playhouse | 325 Highand Ave., Piedmont, CA

Diversity Film Series Free Documentary Films & Community Conversation

Piedmont’s Appreciating Diversity Film Series kicks off its 2019 season of hosting free screenings, speakers and community conversation this fall, with a lineup that continues to celebrate great documentary films and activism.

Piedmont Schedule:
(Ellen Driscoll – Playhouse, 325 Highland Ave, Piedmont)

  • January 27, 2019 – 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice
  • March 21, 2019 – The Pushouts 

Oakland Schedule:
(The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St, Oakland)

  • January 24, 2019 – 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice
  • March 24, 2019 – The Pushouts 

When Elouise Cobell, a Blackfeet warrior from Montana, started asking questions about missing money from government-managed Indian Trust accounts, she never imagined that one day she would be taking on the U.S. government. But what she discovered as the Treasurer of her tribe was a trail of fraud and corruption leading all the way from Montana to Washington DC. 100 Years is the story of her 30-year fight for justice for 300,000 Native Americans whose mineral- rich lands were grossly mismanaged by the United States government.

In 1996, Cobell filed the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the federal government. For fifteen long years, and through three Presidential administrations, Elouise Cobell’s unrelenting spirit never quit. This is the compelling true story of how she prevailed and made history.

As a direct result of Cobell’s work, in 2009, President Obama announced the $3.4 billion Cobell Settlement. In 2010, Congress approved the Settlement and in June of 2011 the District Court of D.C. gave it final approval. Settlement checks began to go out to the beneficiaries in 2012.

In addition to these payments, a $60 million Cobell Scholarship was established. Following the Settlement, the Obama Administration continued to buy back land from interested landowners, paying fair market price for the land. The purchased land has been returned to the Tribes to manage. With the finalization of the Cobell Settlement, now is the perfect time to tell the story of 100 Years: One Woman’S Fight For Justice.

Event Details

Cost: FREE*
*RSVP not required.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Movies
Address: 325 Highand Ave., Piedmont, CA

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