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Sister Maura Smith Earth Day Lecture: Tara Houska

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
Taylor Little Theatre

Mercyhurst University’s Sister Maura Smith Earth Day Lecture series presents Tara Houska to discuss the historic struggle for environmental justice over the Dakota Access Pipeline. She’ll speak Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Taylor Little Theatre. Her talk is jointly sponsored by the Evelyn Lincoln Institute for Ethics and Society and the Mercyhurst Green Team, with the support of the Mercyhurst University Office for Academic Affairs. It is free and open to the public. Houska, an Ojibwe from Couchiching First Nation, is involved in advocacy on a broad spectrum of issues facing indigenous communities, with a focus on environmental justice, protection of sacred sites, and institutional racism. Heavily engaged in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, she lived and worked on the frontlines in Standing Rock for more than six months. For information, contact Dr. Chris Magoc at cmagoc@mercyhurst.edu