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October 12, 2012
By Staff Report
The Gender, Race, and Identity Program has announced a new lecture series, "DIY with GRI."
Each talk features a community member interested in alternate economies and local initiatives with global impacts. Presentations will feature a small project or skill followed by a talk about the different ways the speakers have realized unique visions for personal and societal change.
The monthly series takes place on Mondays at noon in in the IGT-Mathewson Knowledge Center Rotunda
The second in the series takes place on Monday, Oct. 15. Noah Silverman of the Reno Bike Project (RBP) will be Oct. 15's featured speaker. Silverman will speak on how to patch tubes and will talk about the RBP's vision of how bicycle transportation leads to a cleaner, healthier, more democratic Washoe Valley.
Upcoming dates and speakers in the DIY with GRI Series, Mondays:
Nov. 19 Amber Sallaberry of Great Basin Community Food Co-op
Dec. 3 Amanda Burden, owner and editor of Edible Reno-Tahoe
Jan. 28 Jessica Schneider of Junkee and Reno Style
Feb. 11 Dan Ruby, Fleischmann Planetarium
March 11 Lyndsey Langsdale, Lost City Farm
April 1 Laura Zander, founder of Jimmy Bean's Wools
April 22 Jeff Bryant, Urban Roots