Event Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:30 pm
Why Thoreau Still Matters: Lessons on Environmentalism & Civil Disobedience
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.
Old South Meeting House