November 17, 2006

Native American Activist to Speak at WNCC

Lakota Harden is a Native American activist, orator, poet, radio host, and community organizer. She conducts workshops on how to eliminate racism, sexism and other social oppressions. She has lectured at more than two dozen college campuses and has received tremendous accolades for her work. Harden will talk about her life and her passions at Western Nevada Community College's Marlette Hall on Friday, Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m., in a free lecture that is open to the public.

Harden is a seventh generation Lakota Indian leader who has dedicated her life to liberation and justice. She specializes in decolonization workshops, non-violence training sessions, and traditional cultural teachings nationwide that aim to educate people of all genders, races and ages.

She has worked many organizations including the American Indian Child Resource Center in Oakland, Calif., Yees Wat G'aniex in Sitka, Alaska, the International Indian Treaty Council in San Francisco, and the Indigenous Women's Network in Rapid City, S.D. Harden is currently a host on the weekly radio program "Bay Native Circle" on the KPFA radio station in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Some of the many awards she has been honored with include the 2003 Brave Hearted Woman Award from the Mills College Brave Hearted Woman Conference, and the 2004 Sisters of Fire Award from the Women of Color Resource Center.

This event is sponsored by SPEAKOUT!, the country's only national non-profit organization that promotes progressive voices on campuses and in communities, and the WNCC United Students Association.

Seating is limited.

Press Release: November 8, 2006

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