A critical conversation with influential women on the past, present, and future of environmental activism in our backyard. Central Oregon has a rich abundance of mountains, volcanos, lakes, rivers and wildlife. Our wildlands do not stay this way without the hard work of environmental activists and conservationists. All segments of our society are impacted by environmental and social threats such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, water shortages, and growing economic disparity between the rich and poor. In order to comprehensively address these problems, we need everyone at the table. That means bringing together all people, including those that have not been traditionally represented in the mainstream environmental movement— people of color, various religious organizations, different socioeconomic classes, genders and so on. In celebration of International Women’s Day, join us as we hear from four influential women working in conservation and learn about the past, present and future of conservation in Central Oregon.
Located in the OSU Graduate Research Center, Co-Lab, Room 209
Moderators: Rynda Clark and Samatha Bango
Panelists: Joanne Richter, Amy Stuart, Julie Weikel, Warm Springs Confederated Tribes Speaker
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