BLUE BELL PA – Emily Hunter, an environmental journalist from Canada, will discuss worldwide environmental concerns and the role of eco-activists during a Feb. 25 (2013; Monday) visit to the Science Center Theater at Montgomery County Community College’s main campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.
Her free presentation, open to the public, is scheduled from 12:30-1:30 p.m. It also will be simulcast to the college’s West Campus in the South Hall Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown PA.
For more information, call 215-641-6518. Following the presentation, a book signing will be held from 1:30-2 p.m. in the Science Center lobby in Blue Bell.
Hunter’s presentation is part of the ongoing Richard K. Bennett Distinguished Lectureship for Peace and Social Justice series, which was established at the college in 1981 with a grant from the William Penn Foundation. The lectureship reflects the ideals of Bennett, a Quaker who devoted his life work to accomplishing peace and justice through non-violent efforts.
Hunter is the daughter of the late Robert Hunter, the first president of Greenpeace, and Bobbi Hunter, the first woman to save a whale by blocking a harpoon. During the past eight years, she hosted and co-produced four television documentaries for MTV News Canada’s Impact, and was a former eco-blogger for This Magazine. In 2011, she published her first book, “The Next Eco-Warriors,” which provides an inside view of frontline environmental youth activism.
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