What would you do to save your culture?

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, guest speaker Geshe Yonten will discuss the loss of culture as a result of globalization and conflict.

Yonten, a Tibetan monk from Zanskar, India, will center his discussion on the necessity of preserving the Zanskar region and Tibetan culture. He will highlight unique values of Tibetan culture and the impact of losing them.

Through his presentations, Yonten hopes to encourage his audiences to consider the loss of cultures around the world and ways everyone can create positive change.

Yonten will speak on Oct. 26 at the Fairhaven College Auditorium at 12 p.m., at the Northwest Indian College Log Building at 6 p.m., and on Oct. 27 at the First Congregational Church on Cornwall Avenue at 7 p.m.

The discussions are free and open to the public, and are sponsored by Northwest Indian College, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Institute for Village Studies, Lummi Youth Academy, WWU Diversity Fund, and the Mission Justice Board of First Congregational Church of Bellingham.

 

For more information, email Meghan McCormick at mmccormick@nwic.edu or Ane Berrett at aberrett@nwic.edu.