Three voices examine Wounded Knee

In honor of Native Heritage Month, the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies presents in November “Three Voices: Speaking From the Past,” a Chautauqua performance describing the events leading up to the massacre at Wounded Knee from three cultural perspectives.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15 in the Village Black Box Theater, located within the Village.

The “Three Voices” are Geraldine Goes in Center, Linda Kennedy and Lilah Pengra, who examine the hopes, fears, beliefs and values of their Dakota, Euro-American and African-American foremothers.

The presentation portrays three conflicting views of Wounded Knee. The characters begin to change during the performance as they interact with others through events and activities typical of the time period. Following the performance, the performers will be on hand to discuss healing racism and issues of importance to Native Americans.

The Buder Center, part of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, is one of the most respected institutes in the nation for the academic advancement and study of American Indian issues related to social work.

Seating is limited to 50 for each show, and advance tickets — $10 for WUSTL students, faculty and staff, $12 for everyone else — are available by calling 935-8868. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, call 935-4510.