Join us for an intergenerational climate justice discussion with Elizabeth May and Cate May Burton, moderated by local Whidbey Island authors Kate Davies and Kurt Hoelting! The evening will include a report from the 2015 Cascadia Climate Conference.
DOORS & NETWORKING 7:00 PM
PROGRAM, 7:30—9:00 PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC • NO ADVANCED TICKETS / JUST SHOW UP! • SUGGESTED $10 DONATION
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Elizabeth May OC MP, is an American-born Canadian environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer, and politician currently serving as leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands. She was the executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 to 2006.
She authored eight books, including Who we are: Reflections on my life and on Canada: “I believe that we can emerge from the current set of interconnected threats healthier and stronger. I am, as Canadian global diplomat and environmentalist Maurice Strong used to say, “an operational optimist”.
We have no time for pessimists. We are out of time for procrastination. We really only have one way forward: to become active and save ourselves. And to do that, it helps to know who we are.”
Cate May Burton grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, with her mom, pets, and a changing cast of room-and-board interns for the Sierra Club of Canada. She is working on a Master’s in Women and Gender Studies with a focus on Freudian and feminist psychoanalysis.
She is also interested in the relationship between political identity and community and the relationship between technology and ethics. She recently joined the Green Party of Nova Scotia executive as the Membership Secretary.