Film and Community Conversation with Ron Craig


May 17, 2023    
All Day


Clatsop Community College
1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon, 97103

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The DEI Council at Clatsop Community College (CCC) will host the showing of two films and a community discussion, Wednesday May 17, 2023 in Columbia Hall Room 219, 1651 Lexington Ave. in Astoria, OR. led by Ron Craig: local filmmaker, author and Executive Director of the Astoria International Film Festival. FREE

American Cowboys is a documentary about Jackson Sundown, the first Native American to win the World Saddle Bronc Championship at the 1916 Pendleton Round-Up. George Fletcher, an African American, competed in the controversial Saddle Bronc finals for the World Title at the 1911 Pendleton Round-up. Sundown and Fletcher were two legendary cowboys who broke the color barriers in the rodeo arena at the turn of the 20th Century.

Celilo Falls Silenced by the Dalles Dam: Echo of Water Against Rocks is a documentary about Celilo Falls. For thousands of years it was the cultural hub of the Pacific Northwest, drawing people from across the region to fish, feast, trade and renew kinship. In 1957 Celilo Falls was swallowed by the rising backwater of the newly constructed Dalles Dam. A new era of hydropower had begun, displacing the traditional ways along the Columbia. Produced and directed by Ian McCluskey & Steve Mital.

The films will be shown on May 17 from noon – 1:30, and again from 7-8:30pm.
(Attendees are welcome to come for part of all of the time)

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council (DEI) at Clatsop Community College leads and advises efforts to cultivate a culture that examines and disrupts the negative impacts of power, privilege, oppression and deliberately promotes diversity, equity and inclusion at Clatsop Community College.

For Inquiries, please contact The CCC DEI Council:
Margaret Frimoth, Ph.D, at:

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