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Event Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

Why Thoreau Still Matters: Lessons on Environmentalism & Civil Disobedience

200 years after Henry David Thoreau’s birth in Concord, Massachusetts, a distinguished panel will consider Thoreau’s lessons for today’s world.

Christopher Lydon, host of Open Source, will moderate the discussion as the panel explores how Thoreau’s ideas have informed 21st-century civil disobedience and contemporary conversations about humans’ relationships with the natural world.

Panelists will include:

  • Artist and filmmaker Paul Turano (“Wander, Wonder, Wilderness”)
  • Laura Dassow Walls, author of the new biography “Henry David Thoreau: A Life”
  • Memoirist Howard Axelrod (“The Point of Vanishing”)
  • Maria Madison, president of The Robbins House: Concord’s African American History site
  • Rev. Fred Small, Minister for Climate Justice at Arlington Street Church.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

Click here to register.

Event Location

Old South Meeting House

Boston, MA

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