On November 12th at 4:30 p.m., Dr. Jenny Price, Writer and Environmental Historian, will deliver the lecture, ôRemaking American Environmentalism: On the Banks of the L.A. River," at Duke University's Love Auditorium (West Campus). This is the 2007 Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History. The Lectureship is sponsored by the Forest History Society, the Duke University Department of History, and the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. A reception will follow in the Hall of Science.
Environmentalism has come under fire from many avenues charging that the movement historically has paid too much attention to wilderness preservation and not enough to economic and
racial inequalities, while also emphasizing technological fixes over basic social and economic reforms. Price suggests that a new environmentalism is rooted in the conviction that the future health of cities and wilderness alike depends on how fairly and sustainably we use and inhabit nature in the places where people live. Dr. Price explores the resurrection of the L.A. River as a vibrant model. This lecture is FREE to the public.
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