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Rachel Carson: Her Life and Work-a One-Woman Show by Lilith Lynn Rogers
Date Friday July 08
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
99 6th St. (at Wilson)
Santa Rosa
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorDavid Baker
Rachel Carson, who is most remembered as the founder of the modern environmental movement with her groundbreaking book, Silent Spring, is an inspiration to anyone who desires to help remake the world for the better. One of the most influential writers and thinkers of the 20th century, she is widely regarded as the founding mother of the modern environmental movement. Her book alerted the American public to the dangers posed by the widespread and careless use of pesticides, particularly DDT and other chlorinated hydrocarbons, which came into widespread distribution during and immediately after WWII. As Carson wrote, “For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death. In the less than two decades of their use, the synthetic pesticides have been so thoroughly distributed throughout the animate and inanimate world that they occur virtually everywhere.” Rachel Carson's life and words are as much a call to action today as they were in the 1960's when she inspired America to "look about us and see what changes we need to make to preserve our beautiful planet." Lilith Rogers is a local gardener, activist, actress and writer. . $10 Donation
Added to the calendar on Friday Jun 3rd, 2005 12:26 PM

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