‘Food Sovereignty and Indigenous Activism’ topic of Zoom forum

PORT ANGELES — Food Sovereignty and Indigenous Activism is the focus of this week’s Conversations Toward a Culture of Justice, taking place online today, Thursday, Aug. 13.

The free event will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at zoom.us/j/99105600039.

Participants include Kendra Aguilar, Samantha Della-DeVoney, Charlotte Penn and Ryan Qualls.

Aguilar, who is Luiseno, has learned from and worked with indigenous food revivalists, local tribes and Native organizations on community food projects and teaches for Evergreen’s Native Pathways Program.

Della-DeVoney grew up in Neah Bay on the Makah Reservation and was taught by her mother and other tribal members to gather and prepare traditional foods.

Penn is employed by the Quileute Tribe Victims of Crime Program, and is a member of the Quileute Tribal School Board. She will share information about fishing rights.

Qualls is an activist who grew up with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and is an enrolled member of the Tlingit Tribe.

The first hour will include a brief presentation from each of the guests. The second hour will be an opportunity for extended dialogue, including questions from the participants and conversation that arises from these questions.

The series was inspired by an idea from Nitasha Lewis, Upward Bound manager at Peninsula College, and will continue through Aug. 20.

It is co-sponsored by Studium Generale, Magic of Cinema, PC Forks, the Peninsula College English Department, PC Library/Media Center, and House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse.

For more information contact Helen Lovejoy at [email protected] or Kate Reavey at [email protected].

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