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Known Holdings Co-founder Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Diplomat and Social Philanthropist, Ambassador A. Shabazz and other Known advisors to host a luncheon with special guests prior to the screening of the documentary Mankiller.
New York, June 10, 2022 — Known Holdings, a new financial platform designed to power the growth of BIPOC-owned (Black, Indigenous and people of color) asset management firms and funds, will celebrate the release of the Wilma Mankiller quarter dollar on Friday, June 10, at a private luncheon and public screening of Mankiller, the 2017 documentary about the life and legacy of Wilma Mankiller.
The Mankiller screening and panel discussion will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. To recognize the release of the quarter dollar, a luncheon prior to the screening will be co-hosted by Ambassador Shabazz, the eldest of six daughters born to Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X. Known co-founders Jim Casselberry, Nathalie Molina Niño and Ushir Shah and Known advisors Natasha Müller (Kokoro Change), Jim Epstein (Blue Ridge Produce) and Andre Perry (Brookings Institution) will also attend the luncheon.
After the private luncheon, the National Women’s History Museum, in partnership with the D.C. Public Library and support from the U.S. Mint, will host a special screening and panel discussion of Mankiller with Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, of Cherokee ancestry and the film’s director, with Michele Thompson, chief of the United States Mint Program Management Office and the American Women Quarters Program manager, and moderated by Mary Smith, National Women’s History Museum board member and the first woman Native American president-elect nominee of the American Bar Association.
The Wilma Mankiller quarter dollar is the third quarter of the American Women Quarters™ Program, a four-year program that celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women to the development and history of our country. Beginning in 2022, and continuing through 2025, the U.S. Mint will issue up to five new reverse designs each year. Wilma Mankiller (1945–2010) was a Native American civil rights activist and politician who became the first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1985, where she served three terms until 1995.
“Playing a role in expanding awareness for Wilma Mankiller’s life story through directing the Mankiller documentary was a dream come true for me, and I am so pleased that she is being recognized through the American Women Quarters Program. Native Americans’ history and milestones are part of the U.S. narrative that should not be forgotten, but rather acknowledged and celebrated by all,” said Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Mankiller director and co-founder of Known Holdings.
Wilma Mankiller was a national hero who tripled her tribe’s enrollment, doubled employment, and built new housing, health centers, and children’s programs in northeast Oklahoma. Under her leadership, infant mortality declined and educational levels rose. Her success on social and financial issues made her tribe a national role model. After leaving office in 1995, she remained a strong voice worldwide for social justice, native people, and all women.
To learn more about the film visit www.mankillerdoc.com.
About Known Holdings
Known Holdings exists to power and sustain the increase of ownership by the New Majority. It is a financial platform driving the growth of asset allocators, fund managers, and entrepreneurs from Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other prioritized communities. Known provides critical growth mechanisms that include investment, advisory, and shared services, such as back-office functions to support scalability, as well as business development, and marketing. Known also works with select family offices and asset allocators committed to a global transition towards sustainability and fair distributions of wealth to strategically manage their assets.