Symposia in Brief

Highlights of the Environmental Affairs and Warren Multicultural symposia.

Environmental Affairs Symposium

Yvon Chouinard, founder of outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia, delivered “Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman” at Lewis & Clark’s eighth annual Environmental Affairs Symposium in October. Gloria Flora, director of Sustainable Obtainable Solutions, presented the symposium’s other keynote address, “Living the Landscape: Response and Responsibility.” The symposium featured presentations and panel discussions on topics such as natural resources, local food and local economies, water in the developing world, sustainable communities, and art and the environmental movement. 

Warren Multicultural Symposium

The second annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium was held in November. Ron Takaki, professor of ethnic studies at the University of California at Berkeley, delivered the keynote address, titled “Why Multiculturalism Matters: A Vision of the Curriculum for the 21st Century.” Other programming included race monologues by Lewis & Clark students of color; an interactive storytelling performance of Northwest Native American stories by Ed Edmo; a screening of clips from A Day Without a Mexican, an award-winning “mockumentary” about the disappearance of California’s Latino population; and a high-energy music concert by Magdalen Hsu-Li.