Gordon Laxer is coming to Waterloo region to present a public lecture on his new book, After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians. Impeccably researched, After the Sands is critical reading for anyone concerned about rising sea levels, pipeline and tanker spills, climate change, and Canada’s future in a carbon restricted world. American political activist, Ralph Nader, hails it as “a myth-destroying blockbuster book.”
This timely talk will be followed by comments from Myeengun Henry (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation), Laura Hamilton (Divest Waterloo), and Pamudi Abeysekara (UW Political Science student) to relate Laxer’s work to local struggles and opportunities.
Please note: community groups will have information tables outside the theatre starting at 6:30 p.m.
This event is hosted by the Department of Political Science with support from numerous campus and community groups including the Kitchener Public Library, the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre, the Faculty of Environment, the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Sustainable Campus Initiative, Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG), Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG), ClimateActionWR, the Council of Canadians (Guelph and Centre Wellington Chapters), Divest Waterloo, and KAIROS.
Wordsworth Books and Hacienda Coffee will be on hand with books for sale and treats to share!
Everyone is welcome!
When: Wednesday, April 6 | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Kitchener Public Library | Central Branch
After the Sands