during arrest at the gates
of the White House
on October cover of
Photo by Shadia Fayne Wood
Internationally acclaimed author and environmentalist Bill McKibben was one of 65 protesters arrested on August 20th at the White House gates during an effort to urge the president to veto the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
On Sunday, October 30th Mckibben will talk on the Brave New Planet: The Fight for a Livable Climate at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo at a Community Building Fundraiser for Central Coast Clergy and Laity for Justice and 350.org. Doors will open at 6:30 PM for networking and community building; the talk begins at 7:00 PM. The cost is only $10 per person.
McKibben is the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy, and numerous other books. His most recent book, Eaarth, spelled with two “a’s”, has a stark and sobering message about our world: “Global warming is no longer a threat, but a reality. We’ve created a new planet, still recognizable, but fundamentally different. We’re going to have to learn to make our lives on a tough new planet.”
McKibben is the founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, and has been called “the planet’s best green journalist” by Time Magazine. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College in Vermont, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Central Coast Clergy and Laity for Justice is a local interfaith organization in San Luis Obispo County that focuses on working for environmental justice, economic justice, peace and civil rights. CCCLJ believes that the urgency of McKibben’s moral advocacy demands attention. We must try to protect those people most at risk, who are almost always those who have done the least to cause the problem. For info or tickets: call (805) 704-3356 or visit www.ccc4justice.eventbrite.com.