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Bill McKibben: The Crucial Decades (Hybrid)

June 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

FREE in-person and online! RSVP required for in-person. Ticketed lunch follows ($15)

We have a short time to make the changes scientists demand–and those of us who are a little nearer to the exit than the entrance may be some of the key people to make that happen. I’ll describe why our generations may make the crucial difference–if we get our (Third) Act together.

Featuring a live performance by the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus!

Bill’s talk will also be followed by a catered lunch ($15)

Click here to RSVP to attend Bill’s talk in-person (free) and purchase lunch tickets ($15)!

Notice: Only fully-vaccinated individuals are invited to attend in-person at this time.

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Bill McKibben is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, and a founder of Third Act, which organizes people over the age of 60 to work on climate and racial justice. He founded the first global grassroots climate campaign, 350.org, and serves as the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. In 2014 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel,’ in the Swedish Parliament. He’s also won the Gandhi Peace Award, and honorary degrees from 19 colleges and universities. He has written over a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published in 1989, and the forthcoming The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at his Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened.

Founded by Pete Seeger, Walkabout Clearwater is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and social action through song and education. We are a NY not-for-profit organization of volunteers under the name Walkabout Clearwater Sloop Inc. and a chartered member-club of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, and our activities support the work of our parent organization.

The Walkabout Clearwater Chorus is more than a singing group. We perform at various venues, including our own Coffeehouse, rallies and marches. We bring folk music to the younger generations with our school programs. We are first and foremost activists – using our voices to address the issues of today, uniting song with purpose.

Presider: Monica Weiss

Monthly Collection: Destination Tomorrow

(Photo © Nancie Battaglia)


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Date:
June 12
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Venue

Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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