Kind Hearted Woman

Southern Illinois University



Kind Hearted Woman

April 02, 2013

WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, The Women's Center, Incin Carbondale, and the Carbondale Public Library will present a free screening and discussion of the PBS film Kind Hearted Woman this Saturday, April 6 at 2pm at the library, 405 West Main in Carbondale.

Kind Hearted Woman tells the powerful story of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation, as she struggles to heal from the wounds of childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence.

A discussion will follow the screening, led by Jo Nast, Visiting Assistant Professor, SIU School of Art & Design and associated faculty with the Native American Studies minor; Dr. Gray Whaley, Associate Professor, SIU History Department and associated faculty with the Native American Studies minor; and Jenn Freitag, Prevention Educator for the Rape Crisis Services program at The Women's Center.
The film is one of a variety of events planned by The Women's Centeras part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Visit their Facebook page for a complete list of activities taking place during the month of April.
Kind Hearted Woman is a co-production of Frontline and Independent Lens