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“A Language Older than Words” with author Derrick Jensen and Andrea Pritchett
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.
Tuesday, October 22, 2002 Derrick Jensen is the author of "A Language Older than Words," "The Culture of Make Believe," and "Listening to the Land: Conversations about Nature, Culture and Eros." In his books, Jensen shows clearly that the atrocities perpetrated by western civilization ˜on humans as well as non-humans˜ are a logical outgrowth of our culture's dissociation from the natural world, which is also reflected in our lack of contact with our own innermost hearts. Writing for The New York Times Magazine, Audubon, and The Sun magazine (among others), Jensen challenges cultural assumptions that are so ingrained as to be invisible to most of us. A singular and vitally important philosopher for our times, Jensen weaves together anecdote, unsettling ecological data, incisive analysis, and poignant personal reflection. His in-person presentations are provocative, powerful, often humorous, and profoundly moving. He concludes with a conversational question-and-answer session. Andrea Prichett, formerly of the band Rebecca Riots, will provide a musical introduction to this benefit for the Ecology Center. Time: 7 pm. Cost: $6 - $10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. Info: Beck, 510/548-2220 x233.
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