Contact: Shirley Osterhaus,
BELLINGHAM – Scholars and activists from diverse backgrounds will have the opportunity to engage and inform individuals on a variety of global and local issues for the Fall 2013 World Issues Forum/Paths to Global Justice lecture series, held by
The following forums are free and open to the public, and are from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven College Auditorium, unless noted otherwise:
Wednesday, Oct. 2
Presenter: Dana Visalli, a biologist and organic farmer, will discuss his time in
Wednesday, Oct. 9
“No Longer Shackled by Chains but by our Economic Conditions: The Struggle for Trade, Labor and Racial Justice in Colombia’s Ports”
Presenter: Jhon Jairo Castro, who started working as a longshoreman and is now the president of the
Wednesday, Oct. 16
“Economic Adaptation, Identity Preservation – A Lahu na Shehleh Case”
Driven by the projects he has worked on in recent decades, documentary filmmaker Jakatae Jayo will discuss the conflict between traditional practices of the Lahu Shehleh peoples of
Wednesday, Oct. 23
“Paper Truths and Ersatz Lives: Authenticity and Fakery in an African Transnational Visa Economy”
Former award-winning journalist turned citizenship advocate and Sociology professor at the
Wednesday, Oct. 30
“A History of Partition: the Gordian Knot of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”
Presenter: Martin Bunton,
Wednesday, Nov. 6
“Frictions of Conversion and Contention: Religion and Activism in Mexico’s Tohono O’odham Borderlands”
Raised on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border,
Wednesday, Nov. 13
“Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories”
Former Israeli soldier Yehuda Shaul and fellow soldiers from his unit created the organization “Breaking the Silence” that chronicles their lives as soldiers during the second intifada, or Palestinian uprising against Israel, that lasted from September 2000 to January 2005. In making a book, the organization hopes to show the casualties and lasting effects of the attack and occupancy.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 2-3:30 p.m. in Fraser Hall 2
“Who Stole the American Dream?”
Presenter: Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, investigated the rise in this country of unequal democracy, financial inequalities and the political power shift in his book, “Who Stole the American Dream?” Smith will discuss how to reintroduce grass roots activism to resolve wedge economics and diverged politics.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
“Kwel Hoy: We Draw the Line”
Presenter: Jeremiah “Jay” Julius, Lummi Nation Tribal Council member and fisherman, said he knows firsthand what will happen to the environment and treaty fishing rights if the Cherry Point coal terminal comes to
For more information on the World Issues Forum speaker series presented by Western’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, call Shirley Osterhaus at (360) 650-2309 or visit the World Issues Forum Website at http://www.wwu.edu/fairhaven/news/worldissuesforum/index.shtml.
WWU's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, established in 1967, is nationally recognized for innovation in teaching and learning, intensive advising, student-designed majors, narrative assessment, experiential and independent learning and a commitment to social justice.