Zonnie Gorman isarecognized historian of the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II.
She is the daughter of the late Dr. Carl Gorman, one of the original Navajo Code Talkers who devised the initial Navajo code. Ms. Gorman is currently the Project Coordinator for the Circle of Light Navajo Educational Project, a non-profit organization founded in May 2001 and located in Gallup, New Mexico. CLNEP offers a variety of Navajo role models to youth and fosters cultural pride and self worth, while educating them along with non-Navajos about the rich history, culture, language and contributions of the Navajo people. Ms. Gorman has appeared in and been a consultant to several documentaries including the History Channel documentary, “Navajo Code Talkers”,the movie “Windtalkers”,and the documentary “True Whispers.”
The 2009-2010 Dr. Shirley S. Seaton Cultural Awareness Series, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs at John Carroll University, celebrates diversity as integral to today’s society.
John Carroll University
20700 North Park Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118
Dolan Center for Science and Technology / Donahue Auditorium
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Office of Multicultural Affairs