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Derrick Jensen in Lawrence and KC
by Fox Mulder
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Current rating: 0
01 Oct 2003
Derrick Jensen, noted green/anarchist writer, will be in Lawrence and KC October 2 through 4.
Derrick Jensen in Lawrence and KC 2-4 Oct 2003
by Fox Mulder
(No verified email address) Current rating: 0
01 Oct 2003
Derrick Jensen, noted green anarchist, will be in lawrence and KC Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week, October 2-4.
Here's Derrick Jensen's schedule:
Thursday, October 2nd
11:30 AM-1:00 PM Panel Discussion Lunch @ Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 12th & Oread in Lawrence, Kansas. Free and open to the public; no reservations required. The Raven will again sell books. Contact: Rebecca Bruce at 785-841-5997 or rjbruce (at) ku.edu.
* hosted by Latin American Solidarity
* panel guests: Derrick Jensen, Dan Wildcat (Haskell University), Chantel Guidry (Black Cat Collective, local anarchist), Chris Brown.
7-? PM talk and booksigning in the Courtside Room of the University of Kansas Burge Union, 1601 Irving Hill Road. Free and open to the public; no reservations required. The Raven once again will sell Derrick's books at the event. Contact: Rebecca Bruce at 785-841-5997 or rjbruce (at) ku.edu.
Friday, October 3rd
2:30-5:00pm Meeting at Solidarity! Revolutionary Center and Radical Library (www.kansasanarchist.net/Solidarity/) in Lawrence 13 W. 14th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Free and open to the public; no reservations required. Contact: Ailecia Ruscin at 785-331-3068 or alabama_grrrl (at) hotmail.com
7-10 PM Free Trade Area of the Americas teach-in at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's University Center, 50th & Rockhill Road in Kansas City. Free and open to the public; no registration required. Contact: Craig Volland at 913-334-0556 or hartwood2 (at) mindspring.com.
Saturday, October 4th
10-11:30 AM talk at the monthly meeting of People for Animal Rights, held in the basement of Prairie Village Baptist Church, 7416 Roe Ave., Prairie Village, Kansas. Free and open to the public; no reservations required. Contact: John Kurmann at 816-960-7060 or willowjohn (at) kc.rr.com.
12:15-2 PM Second session of the FTAA teach-in, held at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 12th & Oread in Lawrence, Kansas. Free and open to the public; no reservations required. Contact: Craig Volland at 913-334-0556 or hartwood2 (at) mindspring.com.
5:30-7:30 PM Talk at the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia, Missouri, 23 N. Tenth St. Because this event was organized too late to raise funds, attendees will be asked to make a donation to cover costs and provide an honorarium for Derrick. The suggested donation for the event is $6, but admission will be on a sliding scale basis. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Contact: Paul Sturtz at 573-443-0881 or sturtzp (at) missouri.edu.
Some more about Jensen:
Derrick Jensen takes no prisoners in The Culture of Make Believe, his brilliant and eagerly awaited follow-up to his powerful and lyrical A Language Older Than Words. What begins as an exploration of the lines of thought and experience that run between the massive lynchings in early twentieth-century America to today’s death squads in South America soon explodes into an examination of the very heart of our civilization. Readers of Jensen’s earlier work will recognize his deft and startling interweaving of the deeply personal, the political, the historical, and the philosophical, as he attempts to understand the atrocities that characterize so much of our culture, from the 8,000 dead at Bhopal to the more than twenty million people enslaved today (more than came over on the dreaded Middle Passage), to the destruction of the natural world. The book makes clear that it is only through understanding these atrocities, and by feeling the sorrow and despair caused by them, then moving through that despair, that we will be able to make significant movement toward halting them. With The Culture of Make Believe, Jensen has written a book that is as impeccably researched as it is moving, with conclusions as far-reaching as they are shocking. After A Language Older Than Words, readers began calling Jensen the philosopher poet of the deep ecological movement. This new book, The Culture of Make Believe, will introduce a new wave of readers to this important writer and thinker.
"Derrick Jensen is a man driven to stare without flinching at the baleful design of our culture, which encourages us to honor those who wreak the most havoc on the world (and on human lives) and to scorn those who protest against the havoc as opponents of decency and good order. In fact, The Culture of Make Believe so explicitly reveals the intimacy between the murder of the world and "decency and good order" that I'm surprised any author would dare write it and any publisher would dare bring it to print. His analysis of our culture's predilection for hatred and destruction will rattle your bones."
Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael
"Derrick Jensen tears our illusions from us with his shocking yet graceful prose. It might numb us, but no. The Culture of Make Believe is a masterpiece. It stirs us with the excitement of being in a truer world, being our truer selves. Derrick Jensen is a public intellectual who who both breaks and mends the reader's heart."
Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet For A Small Planet