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Why Thoreau Still Matters: Lessons on Environmentalism & Civil Disobedience
Old South Meeting House
Boston, MA
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Why Thoreau Still Matters: Lessons on Environmentalism & Civil Disobedience
Moderator: Christopher Lydon (WBUR Radio host, Open Source with Christopher Lydon)

200 years after Henry David Thoreaus birth in Concord, Massachusetts, a distinguished panel will consider Thoreaus lessons for todays world. Explore how Thoreaus ideas have informed 21st-century civil disobedience and contemporary conversations about humans relationships with the natural world. Panelists will include artist and filmmaker Paul Turano (Wander, Wonder, Wilderness), Laura Dassow Walls, author of the new biography Henry David Thoreau: A Life, memoirist Howard Axelrod (The Point of Vanishing), Maria Madison, president of The Robbins House: Concords African American History site, and Rev. Fred Small, Minister for Climate Justice at Arlington Street Church.  Register today to join the conversation!

This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at


Old South Meeting House (View)
310 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Old South Meeting House
On BPT Since: Aug 27, 2008
Old South Meeting House

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