“Taking a Stand: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice”
A Free Lecture by Wen Stephenson, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Christ Church, Exeter
Exeter, NH – Independent journalist and climate activist Wen Stephenson will speak about his new book, What We’re fighting for Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice, at Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, Exeter on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7 PM. The event, sponsored by We the People in partnership with Exeter NH Transition Town, is free and open to the public.
Mr. Stephenson writes for the Nation and is a former editor at The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and PBS’s Frontline. He has written about climate, culture and politics for The Boston Phoenix, Grist, Slate, The New York Times and the Globe. In 2012 he helped launch the grassroots climate-action network “350 Massachusetts.”
What We’re Fighting for Now is Each Other tells the stories of what Stephenson calls the “new American radicals,” the courageous people who are spearheading the climate justice movement. He argues that the effort is less like environmentalism as we know it and more like the great human-rights and social-justice struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from abolitionism to civil rights. Mr. Stephenson has himself walked away from his career in mainstream media to join this transformative movement.