Union Welcomes Winona LaDuke—Economist & Native American Rights Advocate—for Annual Moyers Lecture

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New York City, NY—Winona LaDuke, rural development economist, author and activist working on issues of sustainable development and food systems, will give the Seventh Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture on April 26th at 6:30pm at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The author of six books, including Recovering the Sacred, Ms. LaDuke is widely recognized for her activism on environmental and human rights issues as well as her international advocacy for indigenous peoples. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, where she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a reservation-based non-profit that works to protect native seeds, heritage crops, and indigenous foodways from patenting and genetic engineering.

Ms. LaDuke has won numerous honors and awards and is a 2007 inductee of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She is a graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, a former board member of Greenpeace USA, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Trust for Public Land’s Native Lands Program. For the greater part of 2016, Ms. LaDuke lived at the Red Warrior Camp in the Standing Rock Indian Reservation where she urged for the dismantling of the fossil fuel infrastructure.

“We are honored to have Winona LaDuke, who so naturally integrates her deepest intellectual, moral, and spiritual convictions with concrete action in the world, speak here at Union Seminary,” said Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones.

The Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lectures provide a public forum to discuss the most pressing global issues faced by present-day women leaders of faith. In addition to exploring enduring questions of human value and meaning, the Women of Spirit Lecture reflects on topics ranging from environmental justice, poverty, war, and education.


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