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31st Headwaters Conference: Inclusive Climate Action

31st Headwaters Conference: Inclusive Climate Action

Sept. 18-19, 2020 | Free and Open to the Public

Keynote: Winona LaDuke, Culturally Inclusive Climate Action

Date: Friday, September 18, 7pm https://western.zoom.us/j/97436344906

Speaker: Winona LaDuke, Program Director of Honor the Earth

Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party.

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Date: Saturday, September 19 https://western.zoom.us/j/95427046788

9-10:30: Diversifying Climate Action, with Climate Change from the Streets‘ Michael Mendez and City of Aspen’s Ashley Pearl

10:30-12:00: Climate Action Scavenger Hunt

12:30-1:00: Aaron Abeyta’s Annual “Letter to the Headwaters”

1:00-4:00: Simulation Exercise with Gunnison County’s John Cattles

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Vandana Shiva Walter Echo Hawk Winona LaDuke
Dr. Vandana Shiva
Walter Echo Hawk
Winona LaDuke
Devon Pena Rick Bass Enrique Salmon
Dr. Devon Pena
Rick Bass
Dr. Enrique Salmon
Regina Whiteskunk Gary Snyder Robin Wall Kimmerer
Regina Whiteskunk
Gary Snyder
Robin Wall Kimmer

About Western Colorado University

Western Colorado University sits centrally in what could be called “the Headwaters Region of the Southwest”: a mountain-and-valley region of wonderful but difficult geographic and climatic diversity, and also of cultural diversity. Western’s “Headwaters Project” is part of the university’s effort to serve the mountain valleys of this region as a resource and rallying-point, as the region’s communities attempt to both retain unique cultural identities and still thrive in a globalizing and homogenizing world. The Project reaches out into the region interactively through the annual Headwaters Conference every autumn.

Learn More

Contact Headwaters Director Melanie Armstrong, Ph.D. for more information. marmstrong@western.edu