Warrior Women Hometown Premiere Gala

Submitted by Thom Janini, janini.4@osu.edu

We would like to invite you to the Warrior Women Hometown Premiere Gala. This gala will be hosted in partnership with the Shelby Chapter of GOLD (Girls Owning Lives of Dissent), Voices of Change, Activism, and Leadership (VOCAL), The Ohio State University Women’s Place, and The Ohio State University at Mansfield and will feature the screening of the award-winning documentary film followed by a Q & A around the work and legacy of Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcy Gilbert. The gala will be on September 21, 2019, 7 pm, Founders Auditorium on the Ohio State Mansfield campus in Mansfield, Ohio. The evening will consist of the screening of the film, as well as a Q&A session with Dr. Castle, Madonna Thunder Hawk, and Marcy Gilbert. This will be followed by a dessert reception to honor Madonna, Marcy, Dr. Castle, and seven Mansfield Warrior Women. 
    
While the event is free, tickets are required. Donations are strongly encouraged and provide funding to support the ongoing activism and grassroots organizing of the film team. Tickets can be secured at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/warrior-women-hometown-gala-tickets-66459972567 and donations made via this same site or in person at the event. 
    
As part of this event, we will honor seven Mansfield Warrior Women. They are community organizers, teachers, parents, and above all, warriors. By warriors, we mean they have lifted up others in their communities, and have made Mansfield and Richland County better places as a result of their contributions to others. These seven women are: 
    
   Inez Shepard 
   Loretta Hilliard 
   Carol Payton 
   Sallie Sylvester 
   Melodye James 
   Lydia Reid 
   Liz Castle 
    
We hope you will join us to honor these seven amazing women and to see the film and film team. We are so excited to highlight the leadership and empowerment of women locally, nationally, and abroad. Please feel free to pass this invitation to anyone you believe would be interested in joining us or sponsoring. 
    
   Best, Donna 
    
   Donna L. Hight, Ph.D. 
   Assistant Dean, Student Life & Student Success 
   Mansfield Campus 
   Riedl 104, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield, OH 44906 
   419-755-4034 Office 
   hight.6@osu.edu 
   mansfield.osu.edu