Winona LaDuke to Speak at Texas Tech University’s 26th Annual Conference on

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WHAT:           26th Annual All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education

WHEN:           5:30 p.m. March 5

WHERE:         Texas Tech University, Student Union Building, Matador Room.            

EVENT:          Internationally renowned Anishinaabe activist Winona LaDuke will serve as keynote speaker March 5at Texas Tech’s 26th Annual All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education.

 LaDuke is working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two-time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party.

Prior to LaDuke’s speech, “Voices of Feminism” will begin 5 p.m. at the Student Union Building in the Matador Room. As a celebration of Women’s History Month, “Voices of Feminism” will reflect on famous speeches made by women and their contribution to the women’s movement.

The conference, sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and titled Regarding Nature: Gender, Identity, and Ecologies of Change, is part of a day-long celebration recognizing and promoting contributions by, for and about women within higher education.

The conference is open to the public. For more information, call (806) 742-4335, or visit

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CONTACT: Patricia Earl, coordinator of the Women’s Studies Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335 ext. 392,