Monday, March 5, 2012

Coming to a CSUMB near you

Speakers, an-all day conference, and environmental concerns coming to Cal State Monterey Bay

Tuesday, March 6: Activist, writer, and renown member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg nation Winona LaDuke will speak about Environmental Justice from an Indigenous Perspective

LaDuke has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues and is a leading voice on environmental action, sustainability, economic and social justice, indigenous rights, and the rights and empowerment of women.

The free event will get under way at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center ballroom.

Wednesday, March 7: “Sustainability and Social Justice” is the topic to be addressed on
when CSU Monterey Bay’s annual Focus the Region teach-in and Social Justice Colloquium jointly present a program of speakers, films and panel discussions.
All events will take place in the University Center on Sixth Avenue.

The day’s highlights include:

At 1:20 p.m.: Graciela Tiscareno-Sato, a graduate of the School of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley and a former military aviator, will talk on Latinnovating: How Creative Latino Culture is Sparking the Green Economy.

At 3:30: Frank Bardacke will speak on farm work and justice. His most recent book is the award-winning Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers

At 5:45: Showing of the Emmy-nominated film, A Village Called Versailles, about a Vietnamese American community near New Orleans and their efforts to rebuild their neighborhood after Katrina, and then their fight to overturn a government decision to put a toxic landfill near their homes.

At 6:45: For International Women’s Day, panels will examine women’s rights around land, work, health, culture and education.

A complete schedule is available here.

For more information, please contact Dr. Daniel Fernandez at (831) 582-3786 or

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