VANCOUVER, Wash. — “Globalization of Homelessness and Poverty” is the focus of Washington State University Vancouver’s Spring 2005 Honors Lecture Series.

The lecture schedule includes Jim Craven, an economist at Clark College, who will discuss the economics of globalization Jan. 27; Sheela Choppala, professor of nursing at WSU Vancouver, will discuss “The Poverty that Ails Us and the Activism that Facilitates the Cure” Feb. 10; Mark Lakeman, representative from The City Repair Project in Portland, will discuss “The Village Lives” Feb. 27; documentary film “BOOM! The Sound of Eviction” March 17; Jack Tafari of Dignity Village of Portland and Dr. Wendy Kohn, president of Kwamba Productions, will present “Documentary Film Making and the Dignity Village Tool Kit” March 31; Richard Raymond with Physicians for Social Responsibility will discuss the health effects of war April 7; an April 14 panel discussion on poverty and homelessness in Clark County will feature Alice Porter of the Vancouver Housing Authority, Diane Christy of SHARE and Kim Conner with the Clark County Council for Homeless; David Sweet of the Northwest Earth Institute will present an April 27 workshop on globalization and its critics; and Susan Finley, professor of education at WSU Vancouver, will present an April 28 performance of “Street Rat: An Ethnodrama.”

Lectures begin at 7 p.m. in the Multimedia Building, Room 6, except for the Feb. 10 lecture, which will be in the Student Services Building, Room 110.  All are free and open to the public. For more information on the series, contact Susan Finley at (360) 546-9649 or

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking is available in the blue lot for $1.50 or at parking meters.