PCC / News / April 9, 2012

Speaker Winona LaDuke to kick off PCC’s Earth Week

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Winona LaDuke, a nationally acclaimed Native American and environmental writer, is coming to Portland Community College in April as part of its Earth Week celebrations.

Winona LaDuke.

Winona LaDuke.

LaDuke will speak at noon, Monday, April 16, in the Events Center, Building 9, Rock Creek Campus (17705 N.W. Springville Road) and again at 6 p.m., in the auditorium, Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Cascade Campus (705 N. Killingsworth St.). Admission is free and seating is limited. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each talk.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch universities, LaDuke is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and serves as co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network, a North American and Pacific indigenous women’s organization. LaDuke is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth reservations. She is also the executive director of Honor the Earth where she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for native environmental groups.

In 1994, she was nominated by Time Magazine as one of America’s 50 most promising leaders under 40. She has been awarded the Thomas Merton Award in 1996, the BIHA Community Service Award in 1997, the Ann Bancroft Award for Women’s Leadership Fellowship, and the Reebok Human Rights Award, with which she began the White Earth Land Recovery Project.

For more information contact Kendi Esary at (971) 722.5781 or kesary@pcc.edu.

About The Author: James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »