Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Environmental Justice from a Native Perspective- Free Event

This is a great event worth going to and it is free. She is a wonderful speaker and it is a great topic to learn more about.

WINONA LADUKE Environmental Justice from a Native Perspective
DATE TIME: Thursday, March 19, 2009 7 p.m.
LOCATION: The Bush School New Gym

Writer and activist Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is known not only for her work fighting for Native American and women’s rights but also the protection of the earth. She will discuss a range of issues - including climate change and sustainable energy, genetic food modification, freedom of religion for Native Americans, and the role of women in politics.

LaDuke graduated from Harvard in 1982 and is the founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. She also serves as the co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network and program director of Honor the Earth. In 1996 and 2000, LaDuke ran for Vice President of the United States on the Green Party ticket headed by Ralph Nader. For more information, go to www.nativeharvest.com/winona_laduke.

UPCOMING: YONG ZHAO Rethinking Education in The Age of Globalization DATE TIME: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 7 p.m. LOCATION: The Bush School Community Room ABOUT THE DIVERSITY SPEAKER SERIES The Bush School Diversity Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Unless noted, events will be held at: The Bush School 3400 E. Harrison St., Seattle www.bush.edu/diversity CONTACT: Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Director of Diversity 206-326-7731 eddie.moorejr@bush.edu SPONSORS: ACLU - www.aclu-wa.org Associated Recreation Council Cross-Cultural Connections, LLC Edward E. Ford Foundation Epiphany School FTS Counseling, PS KBCS 91.3 fm - www.kbcs.fm King County Civil Rights Commission Mount Zion Baptist Church North Seattle Community College Puget Sound ESD The Safe Schools Coalition Seattle Office of Civil Rights Seattle Public Schools Seattle University Starbucks SPS CLOCK HOURS: Participants who attend a one-hour pre-lecture workshop and the lecture/discussion are eligible for three clock hours at a cost of $6 ($2/hour). Please bring a check made out to Seattle Public Schools. We are unable to offer clock hours for the lecture only. Contact Raymond C. Williams, Equity and Race Relations Specialist, at 206-252-0238 or rcwilliams@seattleschools.org with questions.

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