Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist whose stories have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems — hunger, drug addiction, immigration — and have won some of the most prestigious journalism and book awards. The IUPUI Social Justice Book of the Year for 2017-18, Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her his mother, Eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers.
Chancellor’s Diversity Lecture Series
Author of Enrique’s Journey
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 6 p.m. IUPUI Campus Center – Rooms 450 A & B
Environmentalist – Activist
Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 6 p.m. IUPUI Campus Center – Rooms 450 A & B
Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist and Program Director of the Honor the Earth working on issues of sustainable development renewable energy and food systems. She has been especially active fighting against the fossil fuel industry’s abuse of indigenous lands and waterways. 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. She spent years successfully fighting the Sandpiper pipeline and is a key Water Protector and activist in the No Dakota Access Pipeline Movement.
Professor Schiebinger is a leading international authority on gender and science. Over the past thirty years, Schiebinger's work has been devoted to teasing apart three analytically distinct but interlocking pieces of the gender and science puzzle: the history of women's participation in science; gender in the structure of scientific institutions; and the gendering of human knowledge. She speaks internationally on issues surrounding women and gender in science, medicine, and engineering.
Professor of History of Science, Stanford University Director, EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering & Environment Project
Tuesday, March 6, 2017 @ 6 p.m. IUPUI Campus Center – Rooms 450 C