I have been asked to share information on local events accompanying the publication of the following book; please direct questions to the contacts listed below, thank you!
"ZAZU DREAMS: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era" as told by Cara Judea Alhadeff, with paintings by Micaela Amateau Amato "... a fascinating book. ... a real cosmic adventure-through space, time, and the human heart." Bill McKibben Book Launch Friday, December 9th, 2016 5:30-7:00pm @ Buffalo Street Books, The Dewitt Mall, 215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850 / 607-273-8246 The public is invited for an evening of embodied democracy and environmental justice at the intersections of the sciences and humanities. Cultural extinction of ethnic minorities and global ecological extinction are seen through the eyes of a young Arab-Jewish child. His encounters with Rachel Carson, Jacques Cousteau, Harriet Tubman, Spinoza, Maimonides, and ibn Sina (among many other historical figures) challenge 21st century giants such as Nestlé, Merck, Exxon, Monsanto, and Pfizer, as they stalk the planet. Performers: Kemet Rivkin (Theater performer), Abbe Lyons (Cantor, Interim Director of Hillel) and Carolyn Goelzer (Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fellow, Department of Performing & Media Arts). Sponsored by Cornell's Near Eastern Studies Department and Learn@EcoVillage, the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and the Ithaca Bakery. Science-Humanities Panel, Part I: Thursday, December 8, 7-8:30pm @ FROG Common House, Rachel Carson Way, EcoVillage The day before the Zazu Dreams book launch: environmental justice activists, farmers, scientists, and fellows from Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future will be in conversation. Bridging the humanities and the sciences through the lens of storytelling, these scholars will unravel "what we think we know" about climate change, eco-literacy, indigenous environmental philosophies, agribusiness, and petropharmaculture. Panelists include: Scott Peters, Faculty Co-Director, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public LifE; Eric Cheyfitz, Indigenous Philosophies educator; Kathryn March, Sexuality Anthropologist; Christopher Clark, Cornell's Senior Researcher on echolocation; Robert Schooler, anti-GMO educator; and Stephanie Seneff, MIT's Senior Research Scientist on glyphosate (co-author of Alhadeff's upcoming book on "petroleum-parenting" and Big Oil). Science-Humanities Panel, Part II: Date/Location TBA, January 2017 Presenters to include: ACSF fellow Anindita Banerjee; oxen farmer and agricultural historian/educator Andy Lyon; author of The Humanure Handbook, Joseph Jenkins; aquatic ecologist, John Schade of the National Science Foundation; public health and vaccination educator, Kelly Brogan; professor of sustainability, Francis Vanek; medical sociologist, Jose Solis; and Louise Kuo Habakus of FearlessParent.org. For more information, contact/visit: Cara Judea Alhadeff, PhD / ph...@carajudea.com<mailto:ph...@carajudea.com> / www.carajudea.com<http://www.carajudea.com> / caraju...@gmail.com<mailto:caraju...@gmail.com> Micaela Amateau Amato / mx...@psu.edu<mailto:mx...@psu.edu> / www.micaelaamato.com<http://www.micaelaamato.com> Eifrig Publishing / www.eifrigpublishing.com<http://www.eifrigpublishing.com> / i...@eifrigpublishing.com<mailto:i...@eifrigpublishing.com> / Tel/Fax: 1-888-340-6543 For more information about sustainability in the Tompkins County area, please visit: http://www.sustainabletompkins.org/ If you have questions about this list please contact the list manager, Tom Shelley, at t...@cornell.edu.