Roger MacPherson Furrer

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Roger MacPherson Furrer


Roger MacPherson Furrer is the Center Director at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center Lincoln, Nebraska He started the position in 2013.[1]

Background

Furrer was born in Lincoln, and spent much of his time growing up either prowling a prairie pasture owned by his Great Aunt, Laura Francke, east of Lincoln, or canoeing the Niobrara River in the northern part of the state.

He has extensive experience in managing non-profit organizations, and worked in the Philippines, Hawaii, and Uganda before returning to Nebraska in 2004. In Hawaii, Furrer worked for Hoa`Aina o Makaha, a community development project which seeks to link environmental education with sustainable community development. He was also active in Malama Makua, a community organization working for the conservation and preservation of Makua Valley.

Prior to coming to Spring Creek Prairie, Furrer was Executive Director of Community Action of Nebraska, the network of the nine Community Action agencies in the state.

Furrer lives with his wife, Malia Robinson, in southeastern Lancaster County. Both are Nebraska Master Naturalists, and have been active volunteers at Homestead National Monument.[2]

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1981-1988.[3]

Career

Community Action of Nebraska, Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Methodist Community Ministries, Blue River District, Catholic Relief Services, Hoa Aina O Makaha, American Friends Service Committee, Hawaii,[4]

Philippnes activism

General Board of Global Ministries August 1988 – January 1991. Worked with Institute on Religion and Culture and the Justice Peace and Human Rights Desk of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines documenting human rights violations in the Philippines. Coordinated the Hawaii Church Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines in Honolulu, Hawaii.[5]

Unity

Joel Fischer, faculty of social work, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Unity Hawaii, Hawaii Committee on Africa, and Roger MacPherson Furrer of Unity Hawaii, Philippine solidarity worker, contributed an article "Captain Cook, and the destruction of paradise" to Unity, newspaper of the Unity Organizing Committee, October 1992 .

He Alo Ā He Alo

Roger MacPherson Furrer, wrote in 1993 "He Alo Ā He Alo: Hawaiian voiceson sovereignty" Honolulu: American Friends Service Committee.

Wealth redistrubution

Furrer.PNG

References