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November 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Rucha Chitnis
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Seeding Hope and Resilience: Women Moving Mountains

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Photojournalist Rucha Chitnis attempts to test assumptions, debunk stereotypes, and shift narratives.

Photojournalist Rucha Chitnis says she is "passionate about making the invisible visible--particularly women's counter narratives in the face of human rights abuses, food insecurity and ecological and climate crises." 

Rucha's talk explores what we can learn from women's intersectional leadership. She will share  some of her photography, as well as a short video of her first film, "In the Land of My Ancestors."  This documentary short celebrates the life work of beloved Ohlone elder Ann Marie Sayers, who used the Indian Allotment Act to reclaim her ancestral land, which has become a refuge for many indigenous peoples who don't have traditional lands for ceremonies

About Rucha Chitnis
Rucha Chitnis is a photojournalist, writer, and an emerging filmmaker. Her stories highlight the power and agency of women rising and raising their voices in the face of ecological and climate chaos and economic inequities.  Her work elevates a narrative of hope and resilience in the face of an ethnocentric lens that often erases and dehumanizes communities of color. She is a fellow at International Women's Media Foundation and an alumni of Asia 21 Young Leaders program. Rucha is currently producing her first documentary short, In the Land of My Ancestors.

This free event is made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.