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February 2022

Winona LaDuke-The Green Path Ahead: Indigenous Teachings for the Next Economy

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Winona LaDuke is a global leader and an economist focused on issues of culturally based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, water protection, and sustainable food systems. Drawing upon her work in these areas, LaDuke strongly believes there is a clear path forward towards our shared economic future. LaDuke will share her vision for this transition, one that is just and equitable for all, including Mother Earth. *FREE and OPEN to the public. Registration opens 1.10.22

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Examining Inequalities in Central Oregon

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Please join for a conversation and panel discussion with three equity activists to talk about inequalities in Central Oregon. Panelists: Dray Aguirre: (he/him/his/el) is a first-generation Pre-Nursing student at Central Oregon Drey Community College.He is a food and housing-insecure student advocate. Dray is a homeless student who gives back. He identifies as Native American and Latino. Jamie Bowman: (she/her/hers) has a Bachelor’s Degree from OSU-Cascades in Social ScienceJamie B with an emphasis on Community Development and Leadership. She spent 5…

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March 2022

Inequity in Healthcare: Seeking Mental Health Dharma Cortes Services after Experiencing Healthcare Discrimination

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Professors Cortés and Progovac will provide an overview of their work and guide the audience through one of their cornerstone research projects. Their research seeks to understand how experiencing healthcare discrimination impacts peoples’ preferences for and willingness to seek mental health services as well as how that prior discrimination can impact their current dialogue with providers. Cortés and Progovac will share patient and provider narratives and discuss one of the essential elements to equitable healthcare: respect. *FREE and OPEN to the…

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Climate Justice as Freedom

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Julie Sze, Ph.D. believes that climate justice is a freedom struggle: one involving both negative and positive freedoms. Climate justice activists use the term “frontline” to make issues of race, class, indigeneity, citizenship, and gender more prominent and to highlight the disparities of who is most impacted and most responsible. Sze will discuss how frontline climate justice movements focus on well-informed radical hope and visions that help bring us into an emancipatory future. *FREE and OPEN to the public. Registration opens 1.10.22

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