Vancouver lecture series eyes homelessness

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

The series, which will take place throughout spring semester, will feature nine lectures dealing with poverty. Upcoming lectures include:

Feb. 27, Mark Lakeman, representative from The City Repair Project in Portland, will discuss “The Village Lives.”

March 17, “BOOM! The Sound of Eviction,” a documentary film, will be shown.

March 31, 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.”

April 7, Richard Raymond with Physicians for Social Responsibility will discuss the health effects of war.

April 14, Alice Porter of the Vancouver Housing Authority, Diane Christy of SHARE and Kim Conner with the Clark County Council for Homeless, will be featured in a panel discussion on poverty and homelessness in Clark County.

April 27, David Sweet of the Northwest Earth Institute will present aworkshop on globalization and its critics.

April 28, Susan Finley, professor of education at WSU Vancouver, will present a performance of “Street Rat: An Ethnodrama.”Lectures begin at 7 p.m. in Multimedia Building Room 6, except for the Feb. 10 lecture, which will be in 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

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