Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke to speak at Pollock Theater May 15

by Danny Meza, Diversity & Outreach Peer
Thursday, May 11, 2017 1:12 PM

Author and activist Winona LaDuke will speak at Pollock Theater on Monday, May 15, at 7 p.m. There will also be a reception for students to meet LaDuke at 5:30 p.m. ‚Äčat the American Indian Cultural Resource Center ‚Äčthe SRB.

From the Carsey-Wolf Center:

Congregating at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in North Dakota, the largest historical gathering of Native American tribes rose to national and international attention as they and their allies stood in solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Join us as the Chumash Coastal Band will formally invite Winona LaDuke, an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems and two-time vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, for a screening of Lucien Reed’s 2016 short Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock.

LaDuke will speak to the successes and continued struggles faced by those moving from Standing Rock to Washington, D.C., and beyond. LaDuke lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. She is the Executive Director and a co-founder of Honor the Earth. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, she has written extensively and spoken widely on Native American and environmental issues.

Presented by the MultiCultural Center in collaboration with the Carsey-Wolf Center.

Co-sponsored by the Global Environmental Justice Project, UCSB Critical Issues in America: "Climate Futures:  This Changes Everything,” the Center for Black Studies Research, and the Educational Opportunity Program - American Indian Cultural Resource Center (AICRC).