Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College hosts fall World Issues Forums

Maudi Tzay is among the speakers in Fairhaven College’s fall World Issues Forums at Western Washington University.
Maudi Tzay is among the speakers in Fairhaven College’s fall World Issues Forums at Western Washington University. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, Western Washington University’s fall World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as immigration, corporate accountability and access to information, says Cloie Chapman, coordinator for the series.

The forums, now in their 15th year, are free and open to the public, and will be held from noon until 1:20 p.m. Wednesdays in the Fairhaven Auditorium.

▪ Sept. 28: “Climate and Cultural Memory in Tierra del Fuego,” presented by Alfredo Teko Prieto, professor of cultural anthropology and archaeology at Universidad de Magallanes, Puntas Arenas, in Chile.

▪ Oct. 5: “LGBTQI Movements, Human Rights and Health,” presented by Amie Bishop and Anthony Adero, international LGBTQI and human rights advocates.

▪ Oct. 12: “Toward La Familia Diversa: Resignifying the Family in Ecuador,” presented by Christine Keating, professor of political science in the women, gender and sexuality studies department, University of Washington.

▪ Oct. 19: “Guatemalan Women Healing Toward Justice: The Case of Sepur Zarco,” presented by Maudí Tzay, psychologist, community studies and psychosocial action team with the Community Studies and Psychosocial Action Team in Guatemala, hosted by the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala.

▪ Oct. 26: “Access to Information as a Human Right,” presented by Emily Willard, research fellow at the University of Washington Center for Human Rights and Ph.D. student at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington Center for Human Rights.

▪ Nov. 2: “Unleashing the Power of Prevention: Creating Video to Re-Imagine Our Approach to Disease,” presented by Bruce Lanphear, professor of health science, Simon Fraser University; and Bob Lanphear, principal and creative director, Lanphear Design.

▪ Nov. 9: “Indian Immigrant Women and Work: The American Experience,” presented by Ramya Vijaya, professor of economics, Stockton College, co-author with WWU political science professor Bidisha Biswas.

▪ Nov. 16: “Environmental Organizing and Corporate Accountability,” presented by Jim Ace, senior campaigner, Stand Earth (formerly Forest Ethics).

Details: 360-650-6680, fairhaven.wwu.edu/world-issues-forum.

Margaret Bikman: 360-715-2273, @bhamentertainme