Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with athlete and activist Lauren Schad joining me from France! That’s where Lauren is a professional volleyball player on her team NB Nantes, part of the top volleyball league. She just wrapped up her fourth season where she’s used her platform on and off the court to bring attention to violence against Native women.
Lauren is a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota and is a Healing the Globe Ambassador.
The numbers of missing and murdered indigenous women, including girls and two-spirit people, are staggering. According to the CDC, indigeneous women are nationally ten times more likely to be murdered than any other ethnicity.
Lauren calls it an epidemic. “A lot of these cases either go underreported because we don’t have either the resources to database them correctly or people simply just don’t realize it’s happening,” she says.
She talks about the action she took on the court this past season to bring attention to the women and children on the ongoing list of missing and murdered indigenous women.
Plus she discusses what she does off the court to bring awareness to the movement on an international level.
Lauren shares what action you can take now to help amplify the voices of families and survivors and help stop violence against Native women.
Don’t miss Lauren’s passionate and powerful message about supporting the movement to stop the epidemic of violence against Native women.
Enjoy the vidcast of my interview with Lauren.
Join us for the next episode of The Women’s eye podcast.
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