Tuesday, November 22 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403
BE Indigenous Joy is organized by The BE Series
The BE Series (@uobeseries) brings together thinkers, makers, disrupters in every field to share their ideas on issues that really matter.
Presentation: 6pm-7:30pm (EMU Ballroom & IG Live)
Co-Sponsors & Partners: Cinema Studies, Theater Arts, Native American and Indigenous Studies, English, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Many Nations Longhouse (facilities), Native American Student Union (student Organizations)
Jana Schmieding is known for her breakout role as "Reagan," opposite Ed Helms on Peacock's groundbreaking comedy series, RUTHERFORD FALLS. The Lakota Native comedian, writer, and fat-positive content creator is also a writer on the series. She has been featured in various publications including, New York Magazine's Vulture, NPR, Paste, Bustle, Bon Appétit and Vanity Fair, where she describes her trajectory from struggling artist to her co-lead role on the series in her op-ed, Jana Schmieding on the Native Joy of Rutherford Falls. Jana performed improv, sketch and solo comedy in New York City for ten years before moving to Los Angeles. She directed over 30 sketch and solo shows and collaborated in several different indie writers rooms. Jana is a vocal advocate of Indigenous visibility and social justice and she discusses these issues regularly in her comedy and writing.
Follow Jana on social media at: @janaunplgd