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March 28, 2017
MILWAUKEE — Winona LaDuke, Green Party vice presidential candidate for presidential candidate Ralph Nader in 1996 and 2000, will speak at Marquette University on Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave.
LaDuke, whose appearance is sponsored by the Haggerty Museum of Art, works on issues of climate change, renewable energy and environmental justice alongside indigenous communities. Her talk, titled "Creating a Multi-Cultural Democracy: Religion, Culture and Identity in America," is the annual 2017 Curtis L. Carter Art and Social Change Lecture.
LaDuke, who lives on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, is the executive director of Honor the Earth, an organization that creates awareness and support for Native environmental issues and develops financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities.
Nader and LaDuke received 685,128 votes, or 0.7 percent, of the ballots cast in the 1996 election won by Bill Clinton. In 2000, the duo received 2.9 million votes, or 2.74 percent, including 94,070 in Wisconsin, in the election won by George W. Bush.
Curtis L. Carter, professor of philosophy, is the founding director of the Haggerty Museum of Art on Marquette's campus. The series is supported by an endowment fund created by the Friends of the Haggerty in honor of Carter's commitment to exhibitions and programs that explore the role of the arts as a vehicle for addressing social change issues.