Last Day of Borah Symposium Events

The last two Borah Symposium events are today. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Cultivating Peace: Food & War.”

• Wednesday, April 11 at 11:30: Borah Symposium Panel Presentation: Local Food in a Globalized Society in the Silver-Gold Room of the U-Idaho Student Union Building, University of Idaho, Moscow. Moderated panel discussion by small-scale Palouse farmers on the importance of sustainable local food production in a globalized society. Panelists include permaculture expert Sequoia Ladd, urban farmer Kate Jaeckel of Orchard Farm, and local farmer Sheryl Hagen-Zakarison. The panel will be moderated by Colette DePhelps, Moscow Food Co-op board member and founding director of Rural Roots.

• Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00pm: Borah Symposium Keynote Address: Water Wars and the Future of Food in the Ballroom of the U-Idaho Student Union Building, University of Idaho, Moscow. Presented by Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, and a leader in the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin and the Slow Food movement. Shiva won the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award) in 1993.

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The Northwest Coalition for Human Rights (NWCHR) exists to facilitate connections and communication among organizations and individuals who are engaged in human rights and social justice work in the Northwest region of the United States, with special focus on the Inland Northwest. The coalition, inspired by Bill Wassmuth's former Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, will give strength to those working at the local level by allowing them to share resources, information, and ideas, as well as making them part of a larger support system. The University of Idaho Office of Human Rights, Access, and Inclusion (HRAI) in Moscow serves as the administrative home for the NWCHR, and the Coalition strives to build strong membership from throughout Idaho and eastern Washington, as well as from other parts of the Northwest region. All are welcome to join NWCHR and give their input.
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