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|Derrick Jensen: A Benefit for California Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity|
|Date||Tuesday March 28|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|AK Press, 674 A 23rd Street, Oakland, CA 94612-1163|
Derrick Jensen is an activist, author, small farmer, bee-keeper, teacher, and philosopher. His acclaimed book, A Language Older Than Words, has been said to accomplish the rare feat of both breaking and mending the reader’s heart, as well as energizing the mind.
A typical Jensen event is multidimensional and feels a bit like traveling beneath the earth among tree roots, as they twist their way into soil, rock, river beds and accompany fish, insects, discarded tires, cellophane wrappers, animal minds, history, and human instinct on strange and interlocking journey.
Jensen explores the nature of injustice, of what civilizations do to the natural world and how, in the face of the resulting horror that is one of the all too apparent consequences of grave injustice, civilized human beings create intricate systems of denial, silence, abnegation, deception and self-hatred to keep it at bay.
He also reaches back to our collective childhoods, to the reality of magic in life, to discuss how nature has spoken to us and to how we must remember all the conversations we’ve had with her and renew them. It’s his antidote to cynicism and apocalypse. That there is a language much older than the lying language we use daily, without being aware, to dispel the horrors of modern living and dying.
For information about California Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity, visit: http://caps.anarhija.org
For information about Derrick Jensen, visit: http://www.derrickjensen.org