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Activist Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke, American environmentalist, economist and writer, will attend student workshops and give a free public presentation at CMC Vail Valley at Edwards on Feb. 21.

Internationally renowned activist Winona LaDuke will visit Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley at Edwards for “An Evening with Winona LaDuke,” a reception, discussion and book signing on Feb. 21.

Presented by the CMC Sustainability Speaker Series and Women in Philanthropy, the free public evening event will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. following a workshop with CMC sustainability studies students earlier in the day.

LaDuke, a member of the Ojibwe tribe, is a graduate of Harvard and Antioch universities. As founder of Honor the Earth, she works on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, food systems and environmental justice. She was Ralph Nader’s running mate for the Green Party in 1996 and 2000, and is the author of seven nonfiction books on indigenous struggles for land and rights. She has also written a semi-autobiographical novel and two children’s books.

This past September, LaDuke was featured on Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” national radio program at the Dakota Access Pipeline standoff at Standing Rock, N. D. She advocates not only for indigenous rights, but for human rights around the world.

Please note that this talk is nearly sold out. To RSVP or to find out if seats are available, please contact Mercedes Quesada-Embid at 970-569-2946 or membid@coloradomtn.edu.

Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley at Edwards is at 150 Miller Ranch Road. For more information contact Mercedes Quesada-Embid at 970-569-2946 or membid@coloradomtn.edu, or go to coloradomtn.edu/campuses/vail-valley-edwards.