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Forum staff reports, Published August 30 2013

Urban agriculture activist and organizer to speak at MSUM

MOORHEAD – Jamie Holding Eagle opens the Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series at Minnesota State University Moorhead this year with a presentation at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Women’s Center in Bridges Room 154.

Holding Eagle will talk about food justice and seed sharing through urban agriculture. She will provide information on ways communities can overcome seed loss, build food security and improve the health of their land and people through gardening. She will also provide information on local food justice and seed sharing programs.

Holding Eagle is a 2011 women’s studies graduate at MSUM. She is also one of the first women to earn MSUM’s women and science certificate. She is the coordinator for the FM Native American Gardening projects and co-founder of the Red River Seed Library.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series highlights MSUM faculty and student research that focuses on feminist, women’s and gender issues. The colloquium also highlights community members and activists whose work is linked to women’s and gender issues and social change.

For more information, contact Sherry Short at (218) 477-2310, (218) 477-4070 or shortsh@mnstate.edu.