|Native American leader Dennis Banks will discuss ?All Life is Sacred? on Feb. 15, 2-4 p.m. at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies.|
Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist and author Dennis Banks will discuss “All Life is Sacred” on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2-4 p.m. at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. His lecture is sponsored by the Hugh O. La Bounty Endowed Chair of Interdisciplinary Applied Knowledge, Charlene Teters.
Banks co-founded the American Indian Movement in 1968. During his visit at Cal Poly Pomona, Banks will talk about the 2006 International Sacred Run, an event he is organizing (along with the staff of Nowa Cumig Institute and volunteers coast to coast) “with the purpose of drawing attention to the sacred relationship that exists between humans and the planet, Mother Earth,” according to the organizers.
At sunrise on Feb. 11, runners and supporters of the 28th annual International Sacred Run will gather on San Franciscos Alcatraz Island for a send-off ceremony. Then the runners will travel to Sacramento and run cross-country to Washington D.C., a distance of about 4,000 miles. The 71-day run will cover 12 states before arriving at the nations capital on Earth Day, April 22. Runners will carry the All Life is Sacred message and offer information for people to take a more active roll in supporting and preserving the environment and peace.
Banks' lecture, which is open to the public, is free of charge.
Parking at the Lyle Center is limited. Attendees are asked to take the free Bronco Express shuttle D, which runs between campus and the center every 15 minutes. For shuttle route information, visit www.dsa.cpp.edu/parking/maps.asp.
For more information, call Teters at (909) 869-2327.