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Bill McKibben to Speak at Occupy Vancouver Tonight, November 15 at 9pm
Occupy Vancouver, Vancouver BC, November 14, 2011 – Occupy Vancouver is pleased to announce that environmentalist, author, and activist Bill McKibben will be appearing at Occupy Vancouver tonight to speak on a variety of timely and important topics.
Hailed “the world’s best green journalist” by Time magazine, McKibben has re-framed the climate change debate. He is the author of a dozen books about the environment, including his seminal The End of Nature (1989), widely regarded as the first book on climate change for a general audience.
In addition to his writings, he has worked tirelessly to foster global grass-roots activism in the struggle for climate justice. As head of 350.org, he organized a demonstration that spanned 181 countries, labelled “the largest ever globally coordinated rally of any kind” by Foreign Policy magazine. Since 2009, he has organized over 15,000 rallies to pressure government and industry for real climate action.
Bill McKibben is an interdisciplinary thinker, activist and intellectual who is moved by the force of conscience to fight a global inequity of the highest order – one where the behaviour of a fortunate few devastates the vulnerable many.
The event will be taking place at Occupy Vancouver at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 9pm Tuesday, November 15.
If you would like more information or would like to schedule an interview, please contact:
Occupy Vancouver Media Committee,
Occupy Vancouver is a non-violent political movement to transform the unequal, unfair, and growing disparity in the distribution of power and wealth in Vancouver and around the globe.