By Graham Reid
The Student Life Committee, and subsequently Student Council, recently approved two new organizations, Indigenous Nations at Kenyon (INK), a group aimed at discussion of issues relevant to Native Americans, and Cinearts, a film society.
Cinearts, which will fill the gap left by the defunct Kenyon Film Society, will screen movies on campus. Many of their screenings will complement Gund Gallery exhibitions; screenings of relevant films will be paid for by the Gallery, including Daughters of the Dust on Feb. 17, which goes along with the Gallery’s Gullah exhibition.
The group will also show movies chosen independently, and Cinearts will co-sponsor events with other campus groups “to support all film on campus,” according to student leader Lauren Berke ’14. Along with providing students and other community members the opportunity to watch these films, Cinearts also hopes to find ways to promote discussion on campus.
INK will try to provide a place for those who identify as Native Americans while also educating those interested in Native American and reservation issues. The group, conceived by Kale Reb ’16 and Manny Loley ’16, may also attempt to bring speakers to campus in the future. INK will meet on Sundays at 3 p.m. in Lentz House.