Wilderness & The Anthropocene Panel Discussion
What does it mean to have wilderness “where man himself is a visitor who does not remain” during the Anthropocene, a geologic period currently defined by humans? Our guest panel features writers and scientists who understand that a healthy environment is a human right, and that environmental degradation is a social injustice.
Join the Wilderness Society‘s Southern Appalachian Office on Friday, April 15 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville (1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801). The evening begins at 6 p.m. with an opening reception, followed by the panel discussion at 7 p.m. and a Q7A and book signing period at 8 p.m. Sponsors for the event are Asheville Brewing Company and Strada Italiano.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP or for more information, call (828) 587-9453 or visit eventbrite.com/e/wilderness-the-anthropocene-tickets.
- John Lane teaches environmental studies at Wofford College where he also directs the Goodall Center for Environmental Studies. His latest prose work is Fate Moreland’s Widow: A Novel from Story River Books.
- Catherine Reid is a professor in the Creative Writing Program at Warren Wilson College, where she specializes in nonfiction and environmental writing. She is the author of two works of nonfiction, Falling into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home and Coyote: Seeking the Hunter in Our Midst.
- Drew Lanham is a writer, birder, hunter, and naturalist wandering on the edge of the Blue Ridge in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina. He is a Clemson University Master Teacher and Alumni Distinguished Professor in wildlife ecology. Lanham is also a published author and poet, and star of the poignant YouTube video “Rules for the Black Birdwatcher.”
- Jennifer Frick-Ruppert is the author of Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians and a professor of biology and environmental science at Brevard College in Western North Carolina.