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A panel dicussion with Diana Beresford-Kroeger and Seth Klein (live from Vancouver), hosted by Adrian Harewood. [English event]

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Saturday, October 30, 2021 / 7:00 p.m.

The Tête-à-Tête brings together Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Seth Klein (live from Vancouver) and host Adrian Harewood to share their unique reflections on ways to heal the damaged earth and break the tightening trip of the climate crisis. World-renowned botanist Beresford-Kroeger is also a medical biochemist and author whose book To Speak for the Trees uniquely combines western scientific knowledge and the traditional concepts of the ancient world. Klein is an author, policy researcher, social activist, media commentator on public policy issues, and founder of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social, economic and environmental justice. His life’s work has been immersed in climate change and inequality issues.

To attend this event in person, purchase a ticket ($15 + fee). When you arrive, present your Covid-19 vaccine passport and ID, and wear a mask. Note that there are no printed tickets; your name will be on a will-call list at the door.

Botanist, medical biochemist, visionary and author DIANA BERESFORD-KROEGER possesses a unique combination of western scientific training and an understanding of the knowledge and methods of traditional and alternative sources. Her books include The Sweetness of a Simple Life, The Global Forest, Arboretum Borealis: A Lifeline of the Planet, Arboretum America: A Philosophy of the Forest, and A Garden for Life. A feature documentary about her work Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees, appeared in 2017. To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey From Ancient Celtic Wisdom To a Healing Vision of the Forest is the story of a remarkable scientist and her ideas that harvests all of Beresford-Kroeger’s knowledge about why trees matter and why trees are a viable, achievable solution to climate change.

For more information, visit dianaberesford-kroeger.com.

SETH KLEIN is the Team Lead and Director of Strategy with the Climate Emergency Unit. He served for 22 years as the founding director of the British Columbia office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Canada’s foremost social justice think tank. He is now a freelance policy consultant, speaker, researcher and writer, and author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency. He is a founder, advisor and instructor for Next Up, a leadership program for young people committed to social and environmental justice.

Seth is a columnist with the National Observer, an adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program, and remains a research associate with the CCPA’s BC Office. Photo credit: Josh Berson

For more information visit www.sethklein.ca.

ADRIAN HAREWOOD is co-anchor of CBC Ottawa News at 6 and Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Harewood has a BA in political science from McGill University. He was involved in community radio at CKCU (Carleton University), CKLN (Radio Ryerson) and CHUO (University of Ottawa). He was also station manager of CKUT-Radio McGill (McGill University). Harewood has been a guest host on national CBC programs such as As it Happens, The Current and Power & Politics. Before coming to television, Harewood was the host of All In A Day on CBC Radio One in Ottawa.

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