Native American activist and advocate for environmental, women’s, and children’s rights discusses environmental racism.
Date: Wednesday, November 8
Time: 6pm reception, followed by talk at 7 pm.
Location: Auditorium, Mason Hall, Homewood Campus.
Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist and advocate for environmental, women’s, and children’s rights will speak at the next JHU Forums on Race in America event. She will discuss environmental racism. A reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the talk at 7 p.m.
LaDuke is founder and co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network and founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a reservation-based land acquisition, environmental advocacy, and cultural organization. She also co-founded Honor the Earth with Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the musical group the Indigo Girls to work primarily on environmental and energy policy issues. Honor the Earth supports smaller, Native American organizations through re-granting for environmental projects and has organized annual tours, which now focus on horse rides against pipelines.
She is the author of six books and has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. She has received the Reebok Human Rights Award, been named one of the “50 for the Future” by TIME magazine, and been recognized along with Ray and Saliers as Ms. magazine’s 1997 Woman of the Year. She is a two-time U.S. vice presidential candidate who joined Ralph Nader on the Green Party ticket in the 1996 and 2000 presidential elections.