Jamie Holding Eagle opens this year’s Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series with a presentation on Friday, Sept. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in the Women’s Center in Bridges Room 154 on the MSUM campus. Holding Eagle will talk about food justice and seed sharing through urban agriculture. She will provide information on ways that communities can overcome seed loss, build food security, and improve the health of their land and people through gardening.  She will also provide information on local food justice and seed sharing programs.

Jamie Holding Eagle is a 2011 Women’s Studies graduate at MSUM. She is also one of the first women to earn MSUM’s Women and Science Certificate. She is the coordinator for the FM Native American Gardening projects and co-founder of the Red River Seed Library. She is an enrolled member of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation and will begin the Masters of Public Health program at NDSU in the fall in the first class of American Indian Health.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series highlights MSUM faculty and student research that focuses on feminist, women’s, and gender issues. The colloquium also highlights community members and activists whose work is linked to women’s and gender issues and social change.

For more information, contact Sherry Short at 218.477.2310 or 218.477.4070 or shortsh@mnstate.edu.