Saturday, 17 September 2011

Arundhati Roy attending Earth at Risk Conference

Name: Earth At Risk
November 13, 2011
Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley

Leading environmental thinkers and activists will headline a special day-long conference at UC Berkeley on Sunday, November, 13, convened and led by writer-philosopher Derrick Jensen.

The "Earth at Risk" conference will feature Arundhati Roy, Chris Hedges, and Thomas Linzey among others in a day-long series of interviews with Jensen before a live audience.

The theme will be the need to build a "deep green resistance movement" to confront the array of powerful interests that currently prevent needed action on curbing the activities that threaten the survival of our planet.

We live in the most destructive culture to ever exist. In Derrick's talks around the country he repeatedly asks his audiences, "Does anyone think this culture will voluntarily transform to a sustainable way of living?"

No one ever says yes. If we accept the seriousness of the situation, what would that mean for our strategy and tactics? This is the urgent question that Derrick and his guests will be exploring.

Our planet is under serious threat from industrial civilization. Yet activists are not considering strategies that might actually prevent the looming biotic collapse the Earth is facing. We need to deprive the rich and powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. We need a serious resistance movement that includes all levels of direct action---action that can match the scale of the problem.

Derrick Jensen has been called “the philosopher-poet of the environmental movement.” During this day-long event, he will interview eight people who each hold an impassioned critique of this culture and offer ideas on what can be done to build a real resistance movement. Participants include Arundhati Roy, Chris Hedges, Thomas Linzey, Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, Waziyatawin, and Stephanie McMillan.

Earth At Risk is a full-day event from 10 AM to 7 PM at UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Auditorium, which is located near the intersection of College and Telegraph. General admission is $40, $25 low-income, $60 supporter.

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Sun, 13 Nov at 10:00am - at 7:00pm
Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley


  1. Wow Roy and Jensen? Hope somebody tapes it and posts the video on youtube.

  2. If they do, you will definitely find it on our youtube channel.