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This event occurred on
April 2, 2010
6:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
(UTC -6hrs)
United States

TEDx Fort Lewis College addressed global poverty issues and the innequalites that are linked to these problems.

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Cotler Boita

A soldier’s Iraq Colter is a FLC student majoring in cellular and molecular biology. He was involved in the Iraq war between 2005-2006. He is also a Participating board member for the East Africa Service Project.

Craig Leggett

“Healthy Land/Healthy People” "Poverty cannot be overcome while natural resources con-tinue to be degraded. Craig works with pastoralists in East Africa to regenerate the health of their land and enhance their livelihoods by using what they have -livestock. By inte-grating indigenous knowledge with holistic resource man-agement principles as a means to create a sustainable future to benefit the most marginalized people in East Af-rica".

Ron Estler

"Visual Inspirations from Nature for Research Directions." Ron is the Colorado Professor of the Year for 2009. He has taught at Fort Lewis College for almost 30 years in the chemistry department. In his time at Fort Lewis, he’s published more than 60 scientific papers and involved countless students in his work.

Colin Smith

"The Useless Tree: In Praise of Dreams". Colin has been a Fort Lewis College counselor since 1989. Before that, he worked as the Community Counselor and Head of Psychology/Philosophy/Religion at Colorado Timberline Academy. His M.A. in Counseling is from Adams State College and he was licensed as a Professional Counselor in 1992. Over the years, he has taught many courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is well known for his dream analysis.

Neil McHugh

"Africa in the World" Dr. McHugh has his Ph.D. in African History from Northwestern University. His teaching interests in-clude: African History (especially cultural and social); Islamic History; African-American History; Religion; Migration.

Michael Zimeke

“Rural Health” FLC student majoring in Biochemistry. He has a spe-cial interest in infectious disease studies. Participat-ing board member for the East Africa Service Project.

Conrad Wright

“Permaculture for Everyday People” Conrad is a FLC student, majoring in International Business and Philosophy. He is a Participating board member for the East Africa Service Project.

Yohannes Woldemarian

“Inequality in the world” Yohannes is a FLC Professor of Political Science. Born in Eritrea, Africa. His research Interests include: Politi-cal Islam, Refugee Issues, and Transboundary River Issues.

Ginger Richardson

Stories from a 3rd world Ginger Richardson has recently retired from a 30 year career as an International Private Investigator special-izing in 3rd world countries. Ten years was tort and missing persons and twenty investigating 3rd World In-Country partners and their money trails for expanding U.S. Corporations. Richardson is also and author. She has a Masters in Economics as well as an MAI, both from University of California, Sacramento.

Pam Uschuk

Poetry Reading Pamela Uschuk is the author of five books of poems, the award-winning Finding Peaches in the Desert, One Legged Dancer, Scattered Risks, (nominated by Ploughshares for the 2005 Zacharias Poetry Award as well as nominated for a Pulitzer Prize) and Crazy Love nominated for a National Book Award and a Tufts Kingsley Award.

William Pitt Root

William Pitt Root’s prize-winning work, published in New Yorker, The Atlantic, Nation, Harpers and nine collec-tions, has been translated into 20 languages, broadcast over Voice Of America, and funded by the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, National Endowment for the Arts, Stanford University, and US/UK Exchange Artists program.

Gail Harris

"War on any Given Day" In 1973 she became the first woman in Naval History to serve as an Intelligence Officer in a Navy aviation squadron and at her retirement in December 2001 she was the highest ranking African American female in the Navy.

Gavin Wisdom

“A Nuclear World” Gavin Wisdom is a published poet and freelance writer. Currently, he is an associate editor for There and Back Magazine: Colorado’s Outdoor Magazine, and a student intern for Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts. He has won the Fort Lewis Community Service Scholarship in 2009, the Sadie Jackson Memorial Scholarship for 2010, and the John Woods Scholarship.

Jackson Richard

Poetry Reading Richard Jackson is the author of nine books of poems, most recently Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems and Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems. He is the winner of Fulbright, Guggenheim, NEA, NEH, and Witter-Bynner Fellowships, and has five Pushcart ap-pearances.

Organizing team


  • Conrad Wright
    Event staff
  • Mike Ziemke
    Event Staff
  • Ginger Richardson