Thursday, March 18 at 7:30 pm
Evolution of Eco-Activism
Presented by Shaping San Francisco
On Thursday, March 18th, Shaping San Francisco kicks off Ecology Emerges, a four-part public forum, at the Humanist Hall. Legendary and inspiring examples of Bay Area ecological activism over the past 50 years unfold from a collection of 23 oral histories gathered by local historian Chris Carlsson.
Evolution of Eco-Activism, the first of the four talks, will trace the birth of the modern ecology movement, from conservation and environmentalism, through to today’s recognition of the need for environmental and social justice. Jon Christensen, Executive Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, will host the panelists – Jerry Mander, Karen Pickett, and Carla Perez — conversing with them and the audience. The event will highlight a short video synthesizing the gathered oral histories and imagery from the Bay Area.
Throughout the four evenings of Ecology Emerges, 12 speakers will investigate and speak of their own personal involvement in the evolution of ecological activism, the role of the Bay Area in shaping national and international ecological movements, nature in cities, and the problem of sustainability within a growth-based economy.
This project is made possible, in part, by a grant from The California Council for the Humanities, California Story Fund. www.calhum.org
This is a FREE event, and donations will be welcome. Space provided for on-site bicycle parking.
About Shaping San Francisco:
Shaping San Francisco, a project of CounterPULSE, is a 15 year, ongoing multimedia project in bottom-up, participatory history, recovering lost history and sharing the story of daily life in the City by the Bay. Most recently, together with the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, we launched FoundSF.org a living online history archive. We offer a regular Wednesday night Public Talk Series and various Bicycle History Tours around the City of San Francisco.
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