2012 MSU Denver Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship
Theme: Sacred Water y Tierra Sagrada
October 23-24, 2012
Featuring Devon G. Peña, Ph.D.
Devon G. Peña, Ph.D., is a lifelong activist in the environmental
justice and resilient agriculture movements, and is professor of American
Ethnic Studies, Anthropology and Environmental Studies at the University
of Washington in Seattle. His influential books include Mexican Americans
and the Environment: Tierra y Vida, and the edited volume Chicano Culture,
Ecology, Politics: Subversive Kin (Society, Environment and Place). Peña is
the founding editor of The Environmental and Food Justice blog, is a
contributing author for New. Clear. Vision. and is the secretary of the
Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association in Colorado.
Join us for the following community events:
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
La Bienvenida-Welcome Reception • 6 – 8 p.m.
Center for Visual Arts • 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
Luncheon and Keynote Address • 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Sin Agua, No Hay Vida—Lessons of an Arid-Sensible Life
Devon Peña, Ph.D.
St. Cajetan’s Event Center, Auraria Campus
Agua Sagrada—Harvest of Life Panel • 5 -7 p.m.
Panelists: Devon Peña, Ph.D.; Paula Garcia, Mora County commission chair
and executive director of New Mexico Acequia Association;
and Ryan Golten, Esq., Colorado water and land rights attorney.
SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown • Second Floor Salon B/C
1190 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
All events are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Mercedes Salazar 303-556-3124.