Monday, October 29th

Time Event Title
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Racial Dialogue 101

Goodwin Forum
This event is a primer on active listening tools that will serve anyone attending other events during the Campus Dialogue on Race. In a workshop setting, participants will explore ways to enhance mutual understanding during racial dialogue.

The 15th Annual Campus Dialogue on Race runs Oct. 29-Nov. 9.
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Deferred Action Workshop

Goodwin Forum
This workshop will educate audience members about Assembly Bill 540 and undocumented students' rights as well to inform the public of the current legislative changes including the deferred action. The workshop will also focus on educating the audience of the necessary steps to receive the benefits that have been put into order by the Department of Homeland Security.

The 15th Annual Campus Dialogue on Race runs Oct. 29-Nov. 9.
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Geology Colloquium

HSU Campus
"Evaluating Watershed Processes: An Example from Caspar Creek, California," by Dr. Robert Ziemer, Redwood Science Laboratory & HSU Department of Geology.
5:30 pm

Cannabis-Linked Toxic Threats

Native American Forum
Humboldt State alumnus and wildlife disease ecologist Mourad Gabriel will assess the threats to wildlife and the food chain posed by rodenticides and acutely toxic pesticides when he discusses the mounting risks of dismantled marijuana grows in a lecture entitled, "Silent Forests: How are Toxicants Associated with Marijuana Cultivation Impacting Wildlife on our Public and Tribal Lands?”

President and senior ecologist of the non-profit Integral Ecology Research Center in Blue Lake, Gabriel will share research of marijuana grow sites on public and tribal lands that documents the pervasiveness of anticoagulant rodenticides throughout the forests of California. The rodenticides are suspected of killing many animals.

Correspondingly, Gabriel will discuss the dire consequences of “much more acutely toxic pesticides” that are regularly found at dismantled marijuana cultivation sites. These include chemicals banned for use in the U.S., “and are likely having impacts throughout the food-web,” he warns.

Beyond the risk of toxicant exposure and poisoning, a host of other detrimental impacts is evident, according to Gabriel. “Riparian zones and upland forests are being clear-cut. Essential wildlife habitat is being lost to fires originating from grow sites. Animals, including endangered species, are being poached. Thousands of pounds of high-nitrogen fertilizer are being distributed throughout concentrated grow areas with probable detrimental ramifications on-site and downstream.”

Gabriel also will assess the fiscal price paid by society for the environmental damage the marijuana industry inflicts. The costs of research, monitoring and regulatory compliance have risen substantially, he says, because field personnel are now often compelled either to access remote sites in pairs rather than individually or to abandon completely research locales that are considered integral to wildlife conservation.

Currently completing his Ph.D. at UC Davis in Comparative Pathology, Gabriel earned his bachelor’s degree at HSU in 2000, his master’s in 2005. His Integral Ecology Research Center takes on HSU undergraduates as student interns each year.

Gabriel has authored several scientific manuscripts and book chapters focusing on infectious and non-infectious diseases affecting wildlife which are of conservation concern. He has presented and lectured at several universities, regional, national and international professional conferences and the Washington, D.C Office of National Drug Control Policy.

This lecture is the second public talk in a series hosted by the university’s new Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research.
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Race, Gender and Human Rights: The Future of Reproductive Justice in the U.S.

Kate Buchanan Room
Zakiya Luna, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and keynote speaker for the Campus Dialogue on Race presents "Race, Gender and Human Rights: The Future of Reproductive Justice in the U.S."

Luna's research interests include: Gender and Sexuality; Law and Society; Race, Gender and Class; Social Movements and the Sociology of Reproduction.

The 15th Annual Campus Dialogue on Race runs Oct. 29-Nov. 9.

Photo Courtesy Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Women's Resource Center Reception

Multicultural Center
Part of the 15th Annual Campus Dialogue on Race, which runs Oct. 29-Nov. 9.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Aug 20th-Dec 31st

Six Rivers Planned Parenthood Medical Outreach Clinic

HSU Campus
Sep 10th-Nov 8th

Core Attack

Fitness Studio B
Sep 10th-Nov 8th

Power Hour

West Gym
Sep 10th-Nov 8th

Circuit of Resistance

Student Recreation Center - West
Sep 12th-Dec 12th

Private Pilot Ground School

Nelson Hall East
Sep 23rd-Nov 18th

Wherever There's a Fight Civil Rights Exhibit

HSU Library
Sep 27th-Dec 1st

Down the Hill Home: Art by Rick Bartow

Native American Arts Gallery
Oct 2nd-Nov 4th

Bread & Butter: Sculpture and Installation by Lush Newton

First Street Gallery
Oct 2nd-Nov 4th

My Heart’s a Little Fast: Paintings by Susanna Bluhm

First Street Gallery
Oct 8th-Nov 8th

Hate Speech, Free Speech

Goodwin Forum
Oct 9th-Nov 15th

IGNITE! The Art of Sustainability

Reese Bullen Gallery

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