Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall
150 Ridge Road
Granville, OH 43023
The Laura C. Harris Series welcomes Rachel Marco-Havens, a “solutionary” artist, performer, activist, facilitator, and storyteller. She currently serves as advisor for the Center of Earth Ethics and as a UN representative for the Wittenberg Center focusing on indigenous and environmental issues. Joined by faculty and local activists Carol Apacki, Rita Kipp, and Ceciel Shaw, Marco-Havens will lead an Activist Workshop focused on how to effectively and efficiently engage as grassroots organizers and activists on the local, state, and national scale. Workshop participants will develop an action plan to address a selected issue and propel the movement forward.
During her visit to Denison, Marco-Havens will visit classes on Wednesday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, Feb. 8. Also, she will take part in the Courageous Voices Roundtable at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Robbins Hunter Museum. The roundtable is the first event of a three-year program of the museum to celebrate Victoria Claflin Woodhull, a native of Homer, Ohio, and the first woman to run for U.S. President in 1870. Marco-Havens will be one of four panel members moderated by Judith Dann, a professor at Columbus State Community College, who will also deliver the opening remarks. Carol Apacki, Rita Kipp, and Ceciel Shaw round out the panel. Using the backdrop of Woodhull’s own courageous voice, Rachel, the panelists will introduce their stories and their community activism work.