DERRICK JENSEN speaking at UCSC
On Monday night, Derrick Jensen will be speaking at UCSC, hosted by the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP). The event will take place at Classroom Unit 2 and is open to the public.
Derrick Jensen is the bestselling author of A Language Older Than Words and Endgame. Author, teacher, activist, beekeeper, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, he regularly stirs auditoriums across the country.
"We are members of the most destructive culture ever to exist. Our assault on the natural world, on indigenous and other cultures, on women, on children, on all of us through the possibility of nuclear suicide and other means--all these are unprecedented in their magnitude and ferocity."
So began my first book, Listening to the Land . Why do we act as we do? What are sane and effective responses to outrageously destructive behavior? What will it take for us to stop the horrors that characterize our way of being? My work and life revolve around these questions.
Praise for Derrick Jensen:
"Jensen has achieved the impossible: a book that is simultaneously horrifying and uplifting, terrifying and beautiful. I could not put it down."
- Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet
"A Language Older Than Words is what Franz Kafka said a book should be--an axe for the frozen sea within us. The reader should be advised that this is both high praise and sincere warning: Dangerous reading here. Proceed at your own risk."
- Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael and Beyond Civilization
"The primordial language of the universe is the language expressed in the night sky, in the dawn and the sunset, in the flight of the eagle. It resonates in the song of the meadowlark, in the fragile bloom of the orchid. . . the mountains, the valleys and the rivers . . . and this book."
- Father Thomas Berry, author of The Dream of the Earth
"A rare and original voice of sanity in a chaotic world. He has wisdom and wit, grace and style, and is a wonderful guide to a good life beautifully lived."
- Howard Zinn
"Jensen's book accomplishes the rare feat of both breaking and mending the reader's heart."
- Publishers Weekly
"A Language Older than Words is must reading for anyone in the least concerned about the nature of our common future."
- Ward Churchill, author and activist
"...a gifted and lyrical writer on a wide range of critical issues. He is unrelenting in his commitment to the environment and justice."
- Winona Laduke
Books by Derrick Jensen:
Endgame vol. 1 & 2
Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control
Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution
Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests
The Culture of Make Believe
A Language Older than Words
Listening to the Land