Did your fancy new clothesline come from China? Has your brain been green washed? Go beyond the “green” with Andrew Faust, renowned New York based Permaculture Instructor and Director of the Center for Bioregional Living. Andrew will be talking about the Economics of Bioregionalism and why we also need more regionally specific sets of ideas, approaches and techniques for each region to be offered in the teaching of Permaculture Design processes. A stimulating, challenging dialogue is sure to be had!
Saturday, June 1rst
Random Row Books
315 W. Main St, Charlottesville
$10.00 donation suggested. Sliding scale available
Contact Jessica Hoffa for questions: 434-466-1466
When a prisoner left Guantánamo in a coffin last September, it seemed to be the only way out for the remaining 166 prisoners. But a hunger strike involving at least 100 prisoners has put the prison back into the national spotlight, and President Barack Obama is facing new pressure to finally close Guantánamo. But should he?
LUKE HANSEN has traveled to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to report on the military trial for the 9/11 defendants, and he has met with former Guantánamo prisoners who live in Bermuda. Luke will describe these experiences and lead a discussion on what path forward best reflects national security concerns and fundamental values. Luke is an associate editor for America, the national Catholic weekly magazine.
Sponsored by: Charlottesville Amnesty International
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Authors David and Janet Carle in town to talk about their new book TRAVELING THE 38th PARALLEL this Sunday April 21st at 7 pm
Between extremes of climate farther north and south, the 38th North parallel line marks a temperate, middle latitude where human societies have thrived since the beginning of civilization. It divides North and South Korea, passes through Athens and San Francisco, and bisects Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada, where authors David and Janet Carle make their home. Former park rangers, the authors set out on an around-the-world journey in search of water-related environmental and cultural intersections along the 38th parallel. This book is a chronicle of their adventures as they meet people confronting challenges in water supply, pollution, wetlands loss, and habitat protection. At the heart of the narrative are the riveting stories of the passionate individuals—scientists, educators, and local activists—who are struggling to preserve some of the world’s most amazing, yet threatened, landscapes.
Traveling largely outside of cities, away from well-beaten tourist tracks, the authors cross Japan, Korea, China, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Greece, Sicily, Spain, Portugal, the Azores Islands, and the United States—from Chesapeake Bay to San Francisco Bay. The stories they gather provide stark contrasts as well as reaffirming similarities across diverse cultures. Generously illustrated with maps and photos, Traveling the 38th Parallel documents devastating environmental losses but also inspiring gains made through the efforts of dedicated individuals working against the odds to protect these fragile places.
Prosecutor Against the Death Penalty
WarIsACrime.org, Cville Amnesty International, and Random Row Books invite you to come hear Deaton speak about the death penalty and other important issues in criminal justice, and ask him what’s on your mind. This is not a campaign rally. It’s a free and public event open to all.