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Media Advisory: Presentation by Winona LaDuke

April 16, 2007

Contact: Barbara Ferrara, 217/206-7094, bferr1@uis.edu

What: Environmental activist Winona LaDuke will be at the University of Illinois at Springfield as part of the campus' observance of Earth Week.

When & Where: Tuesday, April 17, in the Public Affairs Center

Details: At 7:30 p.m., LaDuke will speak on "Politics, Women, and Environmental Justice" in the Studio Theatre, lower level of the PAC.

Before that, she will be the guest of honor at a student reception beginning at 5 p.m. in the PAC Atrium Lounge.

Background: In 1996 and 2000 LaDuke was Ralph Nader's vice-presidential running mate on the Green Party ticket. A Native American activist, environmentalist, and writer, she is presently director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network, and program director of Honor the Earth, an organization dedicated to the support of native environmental issues and sustainable communities. She was chosen Woman of the Year by Ms. Magazine in 1997 and won the Reebok Human Rights Award in 1998.

Media Availability: LaDuke will be available to meet with the media at 4:45 p.m. in the Atrium Lounge, which is located on the third level of the Public Affairs Center.

 

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