Conference on Community Writing: Winona LaDuke

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Internationally renowned activist Winona LaDuke will be the keynote speaker at this year's Conference on Community Writing.  Her talk is open to the public. 

Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. The author of five books, including Recovering the SacredAll our Relations, and a novel- Last Standing Woman, she is widely recognized for her work on environmental and human rights issues.

As Program Director of Honor the Earth, LaDuke works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities. She is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation based non-profit organizations in the country, and a leader in the issues of culturally-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, and food systems. In this work, she also continues national and international work to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

LaDuke's talk is a keynote event for the national Conference on Community Writing, which brings together community activists, writers, scholars, and educators.  We come together to share stories and counterstories that address injustices at local, national, and international levels. We come together to highlight the strengths, beauty, and knowledge of these communities, and to create a space for coalition building and action.

For more information about the Conference on Community Writing and to register for the three-day event focused on "Weaving Narratives for Social Justice Action in the Local, National, and Global, see   Conference on Community Writing.