Speaking events at HSU featuring Derrick Jensen and Rod Coronado

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Friday, February 14th, 2014

Derrick-Jensen-bioEPIC hosts two highly acclaimed and well-regarded authors and environmental activists, Derrick Jensen on Thursday, February 27 in the Kate Buchanan Room and Rod Coronado on Thursday, May 1st in the Native Forum. This is a great opportunity to hear the insights, beliefs and principals that have guided these longtime advocates, and engage in discussions about the future of sustainable life.

Derrick Jensen: Thursday, February 27th Kate Buchanan Room, from 5-8pm.

Acclaimed author, Derrick Jensen, is hailed as the philosopher poet of the ecological movement, Derrick Jensen is the best-selling author of A Language Older than Words and Endgame, among many others. Author, teacher, activist, small farmer, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, he regularly stirs auditoriums across the country. He was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and won the Eric Hoffer Award in 2008.

The event will provide the audience with an opportunity to hear about Derrick’s beliefs and philosophy, and ask him questions and engage in conversation about how we can become a more sustainable society.

For more information about Derrick, check out: http://www.derrickjensen.org/

Rod Coronado: Thursday, May 1st from 5-7pm.

Rod Coronado croppedRod Coronado is a longtime activist and former prisoner. He is an advocate for the Animal Liberation Front and a spokesperson for the Earth Liberation Front. He was a crew member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and a member of the editorial collective of the Earth First! Journal.

A former proponent of the use of direct action to end what he sees as cruelty to animals and destruction of the environment, Coronado was jailed in 1995 in connection with an arson attack on research facilities at Michigan State University. He has served several prison sentences and has been repeatedly labeled a “terrorist” by the F.B.I.

In 2006, while imprisoned for felony conspiracy and awaiting trial on further charges, Coronado expressed a change in his personal philosophy inspired by fatherhood. In an open letter, he wrote, “Don’t ask me how to burn down a building. Ask me how to grow watermelons or how to explain nature to a child,” explaining that he wants to be remembered, not as a “man of destruction but [as] a human believer in peace and love for all.”

We’re asking for donations at the door to help with the cost of this tour: $5 for students & $10 for community members. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


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