Professional Writers Series: Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner March 23

kathy-jetnil-kijinerKathy Jetnil-Kijiner will present “Activist Poetry” at the next installment of WSU’s Professional Writers Series. Jetnil-Kijiner is a poet and performance artist whose work centers around climate activism. In 2014, Vogue magazine named her one of 13 leading women fighting global warming. Her poetry focuses on raising awareness of issues and threats—such as rising sea levels and forced migration—faced by the people of the Marshall Islands, where she was born. She also creates videos. The lecture is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, in the Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 6. The presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Howard Aaron at 503-816-2742.