November 13, 2019 | 10:30 am – noon
Express Newark, Lecture Hall 213
54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
L+M Development Partners Lecture, “Our House is on Fire”: Indigenous Land Rights + Climate Justice, took place on November 13, 2019, in Express Newark, with distinguished guest speakers Winona LaDuke and Naomi Klein. This event was co-sponsored by the Humanities Action Lab (HAL).
This rare dialogue bridged eco justice questions across the divides and fragments of those concerned about the environment and the “Green New Deal.” Winona LaDuke and Naomi Klein spoke on the Indigenous Green New Deal and current organizing efforts. Winona LaDuke, an eco-economist, speaks and writes nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities. She is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project and Honor the Earth. Through word and deeds, she works to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and New York Times, bestselling author. She is Senior Correspondent for The Intercept, a Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media Center, and the inaugural Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University - New Brunswick.