More Than A Word: Film and Discussion

Join us for the Phoenix premiere of the More Than A Word Documentary!

Long before #TakeAKnee protests, the movement against Native American mascots, derogatory team naming and cultural appropriation in sports proved a catalyst for discussion and debate about race and democracy in American culture. “More Than a Word” offers an inside look at these contentious issues through the campaign and legal cases against the Washington R*skins, and traces how racist terminology became embraced and beloved by sports teams and fans.

A panel discussion exploring the personal and social costs of America’s history of misappropriating cultural identities for the purposes of entertainment will follow.

Friday, November 3 | 6 p.m.
Phoenix Indian School Visitors Center | Steele Indian School Park
FREE | Open to everyone | Light refreshments

About the Film:
"More Than A Word" analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, "More Than A Word" presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation. To learn more about the film and filmmakers John and Kenn Little, visit

This film and discussion is co-sponsored by the ASU American Indian Council, American Indian Graduate Student Association at ASU, ASU Labriola National American Indian Data Center, Global Sport Institute, and the Philosophy & Film Series.
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