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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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Beth Sorensen
Office of Communications
503/777-7574
beth.sorensen@reed.edu


EARTH WEEK LECTURE SERIES AND PERFORMANCE

Four lectures and a performance of music and stories are featured in this year's Earth Week celebration at Reed College, April 17 to 20. The keynote speaker is Howard Lyman, co-defendant with Oprah Winfrey in the 1998 disparagement case brought against them by the Texas meat industry. The events are sponsored by two student-run organizations, the Student Action Office and Blue Heron Earth First! Ticket prices are listed below with the event descriptions; all donations will go to the speakers, causes, and organizations. For more information, call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755.

CASCADIA FOREST ALLIANCE
Monday, April 17, 8 p.m., Vollum lounge
$3-5 suggested donation
A panel of tree sitters from the Cascadia Forest Alliance will present a slide show and discuss environmental campaigns, direct action, tree sitting, and the Eagle Creek timber sale.

MARK DES-MARETS
Tuesday, April 18, 8 p.m., Vollum lounge
$3-5 suggested donation
Mark Des-Marets, from North West Resistance Against Genetic Engineering, will give a slide show, lecture, and video presentation on the latest news in genetic engineering and some of the problems involved, including genetic privacy and bio-piracy.

HOWARD LYMAN
Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
$3-5 suggested donation
Howard Lyman, a fourth-generation cattleman who is president of Earthsave International and founder of Voice for a Viable Future, will address ethics, health, and food in "What the Meat Industry Won’t Tell Us." He is the author of Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth From the Cattle Ranchers Who Won’t Eat Meat. He is most known as a co-defendant with Oprah Winfrey in the food disparagement case brought by Texas cattlemen, which Lyman and Winfrey won.

PEG MILLET
Wednesday, April 19, 9 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel
$6-10 sliding admission
A celebration featuring nationally known Earth First! musician, storyteller, and artist Peg Millet. A long-time EF! activist and convicted monkey-wrencher, Millet has one of the most beautiful voices you'll ever hear. Refreshments provided.

JEREMY HALL
Thursday, April 20, 8 p.m., Vollum lounge
$3-5 suggested donation
Jeremy Hall, from the Oregon Natural Resources Council, will discuss our national forests and wildernesses. Topics will include roadless areas, official commenting periods, and the recent history of forest issues legislation in the Pacific Northwest.

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