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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

October 11, 2013
Beth Bartlett | Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies | 218 726-8284 |
Cheryl Reitan | Associate Director, External Affairs | 218 726-8996 |

"Web of Life" Discussion with American Writer and Activist, Starhawk

DULUTH, MN — On Monday, October 14, Starhawk, author, activist, and ecofeminist, will be returning to UMD to give two presentations. A Permaculture Basics Workshop, about applying the principles of sustainable design locally, will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Kirby Garden Room. The presentation, “Solidarity With the Web of Life,” a roundtable discussion about working cooperatively to preserve our watershed will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom. Both events are free and open to the public.

Panelists for the “Solidarity With the Web of Life” discussion will include Reyna Crow, Northwoods Wolf Alliance; Karen Diver, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; Linda Krug, Duluth City Councilor; Paula Maccabee, Water Legacy; and Adam Ritscher, Labor organizer. Following the panel, Starhawk will lead a spiral dance, featuring the puppets of Mary Plaster, outside Kirby (weather permitting, otherwise in the Ballroom.)


Starhawk is an American writer and activist. She is known as a theorist of feminist Neopaganism, and ecofeminism. She is a columnist for and for On Faith, the Newsweek/Washington Post online forum on religion. Starhawk is the author of several books and articles including, The Spiral Dance, The Earth Path, and The Empowerment Manual. She has inspired several generations of students with her work. A selection of Starhawk's books will be available and she will hold a book signing.

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in ONLY the following lots on campus: Lot G, White lots, Maroon lots, and Gold lots. See for more information.

The events are free, sponsored by UMD Women's Resource and Action Center and the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. For info, contact, 218 726-7953.

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