[Blackstudies-l] Winona LaDuke To Deliver Sustainability Lecture at 2:30 today, Doty Recital Hall

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Wed Oct 2 09:35:30 EDT 2019


Activist and Leader Winona LaDuke To Deliver Sustainability Lecture Oct. 2

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[image: Winona LaDuke (Photo courtesy of Honor the Earth)]

Honor the Earth Executive Director Winona LaDuke

American environmentalist, economist and writer Winona LaDuke will deliver
the President’s 2019 Sustainability Lecture on Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the
Doty Recital Hall. LaDuke will speak about “Economics for the Seventh
Generation.”

The lecture is part of Campus Sustainability Month events and free and open
to the public.

LaDuke is executive director of Honor the Earth, anonprofit organization
founded to raise awareness and financial support for indigenous
environmental justice. For decades, LaDuke has been an internationally
renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable
energy and food systems. In 1996 and 2000, she ran for vice president of
the United States as the Green Party nominee. LaDuke was also instrumental
in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest movement, which began in 2016 in
North Dakota.

Geneseo’s President’s Commission on Sustainability chose LaDuke for her
longtime efforts in activism, which at times, have been behind the scenes
on important topics, said Margaret Reitz, co-chair of the commission and
associate director of residence life for educational initiatives. There has
been growing interest on campus among students for activism, said Reitz.
LaDuke’s leadership, often not in the public eye, is a valuable
perspective, she said.

The lecture is one of many events scheduled for Campus Sustainability
Month. On Sept. 25, there was a climate rally. Geneseo’s Peace Action
Coalition is also hosting viewing sessions of the climate debates,
and workshops focusing on what actions can be taken on campus to impact
climate. On Oct. 9, Sherri  "Sam" Mason, a chemistry professor at Penn
State Behrend whose research has focused on plastic microbead / microfiber
pollution in the Great Lakes and has won a Heinz Award, will lead a
"Plastics Walk" from noon to 1:30 p.m. from the bear statue on Main Street
through campus to the Genesee River to connect on-campus actions to
ecological consequences. She will also give a talk, "The Perils of
Plastic," from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Doty Tower Room about her research
and how to take  effective actions.

• View more on the month's activities online.
<https://www.geneseo.edu/sustainability/sustainability-month>

•Explore Geneseo’s sustainability efforts through the College’s interactive
map. <https://www.geneseo.edu/sustainability>

Maria Helena Lima
Professor
Department of English
Comparative Literature Director
James and Julia Lockhart Professor, 2014-2017
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