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Lecture on ‘Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World’ presented March 26

BOONE—Author, activist and journalism professor Robert Jensen will speak on “Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World” Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom at Appalachian State University.

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His talk is sponsored by the doctoral program in educational leadership in Appalachian’s Reich College of Education, the Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department, Department of Sociology, Department of Anthropology, and the College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Council. The public is welcome to attend.

Jensen is a professor in the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism, where he teaches courses in media law, ethics and politics. He writes and lectures extensively on issues of ecology, foreign policy, politics, economics, media, white privilege and male violence. His most recent books are “Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialogue” (City Lights, 2013), and “We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out” (MonkeyWrench Books/CreateSpace, 2013). A new book, tentatively titled “Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully,” is scheduled for publication in fall 2015.

He also is a board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, which offers educational resources and organizes community events about U.S. policy around the world; and a co-founder of the progressive community center 5604 Manor in Austin, a progressive community center that brings people together to make positive social change.