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Two exciting events on the horizon!
 
March 19, 7pm Bill McKibben and Michael Pollan at the Berkeley's First
Congressional Church. More information below.

 
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March 21, 7pm Food Fight! A Teach-in about the 2007 Farm Bill featuring Michael Pollan, Dan Imhoff, George Naylor and others. More information below.
 

Monday, March 19, 7:00 pm:
Global Exchange presents: Bill McKibben in conversation with Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
Location: First Congregational Church in Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way (entrance near corner of Durant Ave and Dana Ct), Berkeley [10 min walk From Downtown Berkeley BART, (from Downtown Berkeley BART, go 4 blocks south on Shattuck, 3 blocks east on Durant, right at Dana Ct.) 2 blocks south of the UC Berkeley campus] Wheelchair accessible
 
Bill McKibben is the author of The End of Nature, written in 1989 and regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change. His new book is Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. McKibben, a scholar in residence in environmental studies at Middlebury College and the recipient of Guggenheim and Lyndhurst fellowships, was awarded the 2000 Lannan Prize in Nonfiction Writing. He is spearheading Step It Up 2007 a National Day of Climate Action--April 14th, 2007 which will have hundreds of rallies all across the country demanding: "Step it up, Congress! Cut Carbon 80% by 2050."
 
Michael Pollan is the author, most recently, of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, a New York Times bestseller. His previous books are: The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2001); A Place of My Own (1997); and Second Nature (1991). A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, Pollan is the recipient of numerous journalistic awards, including the James Beard Award for best magazine series in 2003 and the Reuters-I.U.C.N. 2000 Global Award for Environmental Journalism. Pollan served for many years as executive editor of Harper’s Magazine and is now the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley. His articles have been anthologized in Best American Science Writing (2004); Best American Essays (1990 and 2003) and the Norton Book of Nature Writing.
 
The cult of growth and globalization has seldom been so effectively, and hopefully, challenged as by Bill McKibben in Deep Economy. But this bracing tonic of a book is much more than a searing critique of the great orthodoxy of our time: McKibben also throws the bright light of his matchless journalism on the vibrant local economies now springing up like mushrooms in the shadow of the global economy. Deep Economy fills you with a hope and a sense of fresh possibility.” --Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma
 
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at door, students $5 at door. Advance tickets available by phone at 415-255-7296 X253 or at <http://www.globalexchange.org/mckibbenevent> or at many Bay Area independent bookstores: East Bay – Analog Books, Black Oak, Cody’s, Diesel, Moe’s Books, Pegasus (2 stores), Pendragon, Global Exchange store, Walden Pond San Francisco -- Cody’s, Modern Times
 
For more information contact:
June Brashares, Global Exchange Speakers Bureau
415-255-7296 X253
june@globalexchange.org
 
March 21, 2007, 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm:
Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism presents:
Food Fight: A Teach-in On the 2007 Farm Bill.
Location: Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus. Michael Pollan will moderate a panel discussion of the 2007 farm bill, now being debated, with guests Dan Imhoff, the author of Food Fight: A Citizen's Guide to the Farm Bill;, George Naylor, Iowa corn farmer and president of the National Family Farms Coalition; Ann Cooper, Director of Nutrition Services for the Berkeley school system, and other leaders in the effort to reform federal agricultural policies.
 
Every five years or so, the President signs an obscure piece of legislation that determines what happens on a couple of hundred million acres of private land in America, what sort of food Americans eat (and how much it costs) and, directly as a result, the health of our population. The American food system is a game played according to a precise set of rules that are written by Congress, typically with virtually no input from anyone beyond a handful of farm-state legislators. Nothing could do more to reform the American food system --an by doing so improve the condition of America's environment and public health-- than if the rest of us were to start paying attention to the farm bill.
 
Tickets:
$5/Free UCB students with ID
Zellerbach Ticket Office
510.642.9988
Event will be webcast: http://webcast.berkeley.edu/events.php   
 
For more information, email charliefoster@gmail.com
 
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"I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural." Thomas Jefferson
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