Free Speech Movement Café Education Programs presents:
Oil and Global Warming Today: Voices from the Front Lines
Free and open to the public
Location: FSM Café at Moffitt Library
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Time: 6:30-8 pm, doors open 6 pm.
Snacks and beverages from 6:00 until 6:30.
Limited seating – please arrive early
Ben Namakin is an environmental educator with the Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP). He runs The Green Road, a mobile environmental awareness program focusing on upland watershed, mangroves, coral reefs, and waste and pollution, and he also runs a number of climate change initiatives. Namakin has also done extensive research on upland watersheds and island biogeography. Using photography and film footage to talk about his experiences, Namakin will address global warming, environmental racism, and the influence of oil companies on political decision-making. He will particularly focus on how these consequences affect the cultures and lifestyles of Pacific Islanders. In raising awareness about the threatened way of life for these people, the event will illuminate the relationship between our lifestyles and their effects on the global community as well as establish a setting open to conceptualizing solutions. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion forum.