February 26, 2009
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Gives Willamette University’s Dempsey Environmental Lecture
activist and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will address “Our Environmental
Destiny” Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m. at the Salem Conference Center
Kennedy advocates an
aggressive approach against entities whose policies accelerate pollution and
maintain the status quo, and he has used numerous media outlets, including his
2004 book Crimes Against Nature: How George
W. Bush and His Corporate Pals are Plundering the Country and Hijacking our
Democracy, to call into question the environmental policies of the United States.
Kennedy, who serves as
senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting
attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance, was
named one of Time magazine’s
“Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight
to restore the Hudson River.
He is a clinical professor and supervising attorney at the Environmental Litigation Clinic at Pace University School of Law, and he is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio.
In addition to Crimes Against Nature, Kennedy’s books include The Riverkeepers (1997) and Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr.: A Biography (1977). His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and Atlantic Monthly.
The event is sponsored by the Dempsey Foundation and the Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University.
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