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Winona LaDuke, Derrick Jensen, Vandana Shiva, Oct 12-14
by cathy pedler Monday, Oct. 01, 2007 at 11:54 AM (email address validated) (814)824-2578

Good People Gather, Charlene M Tanner Speaker Series Lectures, films, and workshops on our societal and environmental global crisis and the urgent need for justice. The three day conference at Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA is free and open to the public!

Good People Gather: The Charlene M. Tanner Speakers Series is much more than the title of an event coming to Mercyhurst College this fall; it is a call to action for all those who seek social justice, peace and a healthy environment.

Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14, the event brings three of the most compelling voices on the frontlines of environmental advocacy to Erie, Winona LaDuke, Derrick Jensen, and Vandana Shiva. It also features three days of creative activities designed to inspire individuals to face one of the most urgent challenges in the world today: healing and sustaining the environment. Among the offerings are a farmer's market, performance by the Seneca Allegany River Dancers, scenic hikes, Chi Gung workshop, seed-saving workshop and an atlatl (spear-throwing) tournament. Films: "What a Way to Go:Life at the End of an Empire", "Seeds of Change", and "Land of our Ancestors", a documentary on the forced removal of the Allegheny Seneca Community during the construction of the Kinzua dam.(See attached schedule.)

Winona LaDuke October 12, 7PM - Taylor Little Theatre
Derrick Jensen October 13, 7PM - Taylor Little Theatre
Vandana Shiva October 14, 1PM Lecture and 3PM Panel Discussion with Derrick Jensen -Performing Arts Center

Hostel Available. Use contact below for reservations.

For more information see:
contact: (814)824-2578 or

This event is being gifted in memory of Charlene M. Tanner by her loving partner, Doris Cipolla. Because of their shared interests in social justice, peace, and the environment, it is hoped that this program will inspire others to help create a healing environment for the world.

Event Schedule

Tabling and Event Information in Mercyhurst Student Union


8AM Panel Discussion: Native American Issues, Citizenship and Social Change, Zurn Hall Room 214

10AM Presque Isle Hike, Meet at Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center to carpool to the Presque Isle Lighthouse or meet at Lighthouse at 10:30AM

11AM-4PM Farmers Market: Student Union

4:30PM Film: Land of Our Ancestors, Documentary on the forced removal of the Allegheny Seneca Community during the construction of the Kinzua dam and reservoir. Taylor Little Theater

7PM WINONA LADUKE LECTURE, Taylor Little Theater

8:15 PM Allegany River Dancers, Iroquois Social Dance Presentation, Student Union


10AM Wintergreen Gorge: Tai Chi/Chi Gung Exercise, Hike, Meet at Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center to carpool to Gorge.

11AM-4PM Farmers Market: Student Union

1PM-4PM Atlatl (spear-throwing) Tournament, Mercyhurst Prep Soccer Field, south of Tullio Field along mercy walkway

3PM Film: "What a Way to Go. Life at the End of an Empire" Taylor Little Theater (


9PM Films: Seeds of Change. Taylor Little Theater (


10AM Seed Saving Workshop Student Union

11AM-1PM Farmers Market: Student Union

1:00PM DR.VANDANA SHIVA LECTURE, Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

2:30PM Refreshments, Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center Lobby (Fossil Exhibit open in Cummings Art Gallery, 2PM-5PM)

3PM Panel Discussion with Vanda Shiva and Derrick Jensen, Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

4PM Book-Signing, Reception, Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

Camping and Primitive Skills in the Allegheny National Forest, near Sugar Bay in the proposed Chestnut Ridge Wilderness Area (Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl,

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