Earth at Risk: Video Interview with Derrick Jensen

By | November 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm | One comment

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On Sunday, November 13, Derrick Jensen is leading a day-long talk at Berkley University where environmental authors and changemakers will gather together to be interviewed in front of a live audience about crucial issues facing the state of the planet today and how a strong resistance movement can be built to reverse, lessen or stop these issues altogether, before it is too late.

Those interviewed will be Lierre Keith, Arundhati Roy, Chris Hedges, Thomas Linzey, Stephanie McMillan, Aric McBay, and Waziyatawin – seven people who each hold an impassioned critique of this culture and can offer ideas on what can be done to build a real resistance movement.

Jensen, who has authored  twenty books to-date, has been called the “philosopher-poet” of the environmental movement and will be leading the Earth at Risk discussion.

I caught up with Jensen via Skype to learn more about the upcoming day-long event, as well as gain more depth and perspective about his stance on “bright green environmentalism” vs. “deep green environmentalism,” the importance of creating a resistance movement to save the planet, his opinion of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and what nature is trying to tell us.

During the interview he outlines how our problem is cultural, not people-based and poses the question, “Is the physical world glad that you’re alive?” to stress the importance of living in accordance with this basic query.

Watch Part 1 of the Full Video Interview:

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Earth At Risk will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 10 AM to 7 PM at UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Auditorium, located near the intersection of College and Telegraph. General admission is $40, $25 low-income, and $60 supporter.

For more information: visit the Earth at Risk site, here.

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