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Sister Maura Smith Earth Day Lecture: Tim DeChristopher

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
Taylor Little Theatre

The Mercyhurst Green Team and the Evelyn Lincoln Institute for Ethics and Society are co-sponsoring the Sister Maura Smith Earth Day Lecture on Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Taylor Little Theatre. Speaker Tim DeChristopher is best-known for disrupting a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in December 2008, posing as Bidder 70 and outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. For his act of civil disobedience, DeChristopher was sentenced to two years in federal prison. He has used this as a platform to argue the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action in order to create a just and healthy world. He organized the climate justice organization Peaceful Uprising in Salt Lake City, and most recently founded the Climate Disobedience Center. His talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Magic, cmagoc@mercyhurst.edu.