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BOOK: Women’s Voices Project motivates filmmaker and author Susan Stark Christianson

The Women’s Voices Project grew out of a desire to learn more about the indigenous prophesy that says there won’t be peace on earth until the voices of grandmothers are heard.

Award-winning former journalist, author, and filmmaker Susan Stark Christianson, who lives in Juneau, Alaska, and Birch Bay, heard about the teaching from a Tlingit elder in Alaska who adopted her and wanted to understand what grandmothers have to offer for peace.

She chronicled stories of grandmothers from Siberia to Patagonia in her book, “Women’s Voices: The Wisdom of the Grandmothers,” and a documentary film, “The Wisdom of the Grandmothers,” set to air on Alaska Public Television on Mother’s Day and on national PBS stations later in 2015.

Meet the author —who completed the film while living in Birch Bay —and see a screening of the 56-minute documentary at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St.

Details on the free presentation: 360-305-3600. More about the Women’s Voices Project are on Facebook.

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