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      Ecotopia 2050: A Speaker Discussion Series & Book Club in Berkeley

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      October 1, 2020

      Thursday   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      Berkeley, California 94704

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      Ecotopia 2050: A Speaker Discussion Series & Book Club

      General Description
      Based on the 1975 blockbuster utopian novel Ecotopia, this discussion and book club event series revisits some of the futuristic visions of the Ernest Callenbach classic. His visionary ideas, and those of his generation, that he so skillfully captured in Ecotopia are a fascinating amalgam of technical, economic, societal, and cultural transformations. They are predictive on so many levels, and the series will explore what has come true, what remains on the list of things to do that were proposed, and what new visions we might begin to pull together in the construction of an updated Ecotopian vision of today.
      As the Ecology Center also commemorates its 50th Anniversary, the series is reflective of some of the aspirations and visions that the original founders of the Ecology Center had for the Bay area and Beyond. The vision for a world of sustainable cities; empowered, resilient communities; zero waste and zero toxins; equal access to healthy food; sustainable resource use; and a safe and stable climate.
      Episode Breakdown
      Episode #1 - Welcome to Ecotopia
      Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7:00 to 8:00PM
      Platform: Zoom Webinar/Facebook Live
      Featuring: Hannah Estrada, Youth vs. The Apocalypse

      Episode #2 - Ecotopia and The Future of Food
      Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM
      Platform: Zoom Webinar
      Featuring: Michael Pollan, New York Times best selling author

      Episode #3 An Atlas to Ecotopia
      Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM
      Platform: Zoom Webinar
      Featuring: Obi Kaufmann, New York Times best selling author

      Episode #4 Women in Power: Politicians, Sex, and Law in Ecotopia
      Date: TBD (tentative December 3, 2020), 7:00-8:30PM
      Platform: Zoom Webinar
      Featuring: Aya de Leon, acclaimed novelist, activist and poet

      Episode #5 Ecotopia The Story Without Stuff
      Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM
      Platform: Zoom Webinar
      Featuring: Annie Leonard , Executive Director Greenpeace

      Note: all events hosted by Martin Bourque, Ecology Center Executive Director unless otherwise noted
      * Episode #1 featuring Hannnah Estrada, Youth vs. the Apocalypse is free and open to the public.
      Book Club
      In our book club we hope to bring people together to discuss the implications of the ecological, technological, and lifestyle changes present in the book, how they compare to the actual 2020, and where we see ourselves in the near future of 2050. If you are a bookworm concerned with the climate crisis and wish to discuss environmental topics with your community, join us to get inspired and seek environmental change! We will meet via zoom and share resources via Google Classroom . Meets Thursday 10/29, 11/19, & 12/10 6:00-7:00pm.
      Note: book club is limited to 100 registrants and individuals signed-up for complete speaker series. Book Club meets via zoom meeting.
      Registration Details
      Please note: Secure zoom link sent 24 hours ahead of event date.
      For more information please visit:
      here you can also find more info on how to purchase or borrow a copy of the book from our lending library.
      *full event series purchase available for limited time, until 10/22.
      *please visit our wesbsite for scholarship application form. No one turned away for lack of funds.


      Categories: Literary & Books

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