WSU Comparative American Cultures’ Spring Lecture Series Includes March Addresses by Norberto Valdez and Victoria Adele Santana

PULLMAN, Wash. — Norberto Valdez and Victoria Adele Santana will deliver addresses in March as part of the Washington State University Department of American Cultures’ Spring Lecture Series.

Valdez speaks March 2 about “Zapatismo, Democratization and the Role of Civil Society in Social Change,” and Santana speaks on March 30 about “Sovereignty and Ethics in Tribal Government.”

Both lectures, free to the public, begin at 2 p.m. in Todd Hall, Room 320.

Valdez is a member of the anthropology faculty at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. He is coordinator of CSU’s Latino/Chicano Studies Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity. A University of Colorado graduate, he earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Idaho and University of Wisconsin, respectively.

The author of scholarly articles on racism, identity, justice, multiculturalism and globalization, Valdez is the Colorado representative and national coordinating member of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies.

Santana is an instructor at Blackfeet Community College, Browning, Mont. She teaches about customary and federal Indian law. A member of the Montana State Bar, she is a graduate of Fort Wright College of the Holy Names, Spokane, and earned her legal degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Experienced in legal, community and educational fields, Santana conducts workshops on legal and other matters for federal, state and tribal officials in New Mexico.

Series co-sponsors are the WSU Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Faculty and Staff Association, the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, and the associate provost for Human Relations and Diversity.