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Talk on Climate Change and Indigenous Resistance, Nov. 28

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Category: MC Events

Published: 2016-11-21 00:00:01.000

Join us for a talk on climate change and indigenous resistance on November 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Rockville Campus, GU 222. The talk is free and open to the public.

What is the science of climate change? Join us for a panel discussion featuring renowned climate scientist David Goodrich, indigenous author and speaker Mark Charles, and community organizer and activist Palmer Legare.

David Goodrich is the former director of the Climate Observations Division for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He also served as director of the Global Climate Observing System at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Earlier research interests included the physical oceanography and biology of Chesapeake Bay. David spent two years on a NOAA research vessel in the Bay, logging over 150 dives. David also taught science at Blair and Watkins Mill High Schools in Montgomery County. After retirement in 2011, David rode by bicycle from Delaware to Oregon, talking to groups about climate change along the way. He is writing a book about the ride across to Oregon titled >I>A Hole in the Wind</I>. David received his M.S. and Ph.D. in oceanography from Stony Brook University and his B.A. in Biology from Dartmouth College. He has been published in several scientific journals.

Mark Charles is a dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant. The son of an American woman (of Dutch heritage) and a Navajo man, he speaks with insight into the complexities of American history regarding race, culture, and faith in order to help forge a path of healing and conciliation for the nation. Mark will discuss how the use of dogs, tear gas, and other forms of violence against indigenous people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline is a continuation of the Doctrine of Discovery and the US Constitution. Mark serves as the Washington DC correspondent and regular columnist for <i>Native News Online</i> and is the author of the popular blog "Reflections from the Hogan." Mark is a founding partner of a national conference for Native students called "Would Jesus Eat Frybread?" Mark is active on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Periscope and Instagram under the username: wirelesshogan.

Palmer Legare is co-founder of the Guatemala Solidarity Project ( He has spent much of the past 15 years in Guatemala working with indigenous and peasant communities, leaders and political prisoners. In Guatemala Palmer has been shot at, detained, and accused by prosecutors of arming and training peasant communities to violently invade plantations. He says that he has a documented commitment to nonviolence, and the accusations are lies intended to intimidate those who organize for indigenous rights. Following the nonviolent organizing principles of Martin Luther King and Gandhi, Palmer has been arrested numerous times for civil disobedience. In 2002 he spent three months in prison for participating in a die-in protesting against the US Army School of the Americas.

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