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Environmentalist Winona LaDuke to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Nov. 6, 2017
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps

Winona LaDuke

WHAT: The next event in the JHU Forums on Race in America will feature environmentalist Winona LaDuke.

LaDuke is executive director of Honor the Earth, an American Indian environmental advocacy group that she founded with Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the the Indigo Girls. In that role, LaDuke was in the spotlight this year speaking out against the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, projects opposed by native American groups because they threaten the drinking water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

An ardent political activist, LaDuke has twice joined Ralph Nader’s Green Party ticket as candidate for vice president.

She 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.

The author of six books, LaDuke has received the Reebok Human Rights Award, been named one of TIME magazine’s 50 for the Future, and been recognized along with Ray and Saliers as Ms. magazine’s 1997 Woman of the Year.

The talk is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 7 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 8.

WHERE: Mason Hall auditorium, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21218.

LIVESTREAM: There will be a livestream of the event here: https://hub.jhu.edu/hopkins-race-forum-live/.

BACKGROUND: The JHU Forums on Race in America began in 2015 to promote open, thoughtful, and informed conversation about race and racism. Past speakers include April Ryan, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Charles Blow, Angela Davis and Bree Newsome.

Members of the media who expect to cover this event should RSVP to Jill Rosen at 443-997-9903 or jrosen@jhu.edu.

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