Named a “Hero for the Planet” by Time Magazine, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has developed a reputation as a resolute defender of the environment with a background in successful legal actions. He helped environmental group Riverkeeper lead the successful fight to restore the Hudson River, spawning 177 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. He is Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and Chairman of Waterkeeper Alliance. He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. A professor of law at Pace University as well as an award-winning author, his most recent book is Crimes Against Nature (2004). The lecture is a part of the Mario Savio Memorial Award ceremony, honoring young social justice activists.
Posts Tagged ‘Berkeley’
Posted by novoscene on December 3, 2008
Posted by novoscene on September 9, 2008
BAM/PFA’s Tuesday night experimental film series is back, running through October 28. Tonight is a tribute to artist and filmmaker Bruce Conner, who died earlier this year. The program features work by Conner, John Baldessari, Ken Jacobs, Walid Ra’ad and Sylvia Schedelbauer:
“Time, space, breakup, past, future, bits and parts of concepts and still photographs” is how Bruce Conner once described the films he wanted to make. His film Report is an obsessive memorial that lays waste to television’s coverage of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. In Conner’s hands history stutters and falls to pieces. This program memorializes Conner’s recent passing by presenting works in which historical documents are recovered, reanimated, and read in new ways. In The Meaning of Various Newsphotos to Ed Henderson, John Baldessari asks Henderson to divine the meaning of photos taken out of context. Ken Jacobs’s Perfect Film rescues a lost reel of outtakes from a report of Malcolm X’s assassination. In The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs, Walid Ra’ad offers a meditation on the Lebanese wars in which historical documents are not always visible or available to memory. Sylvia Schedelbauer presents two recent works, Memories and Remote Intimacy, in which the convulsions of world historical events unsettle the silences of her family’s past.” -Erica Levin
Posted by novoscene on October 30, 2007
Found came to be in 2001, when co-founder Davy Rothbart discovered a scathing, personal and slightly desperate note (left) taped to his car. After consulting with friends and realizing that everyone had a few of these little whatthefuck pieces of curiosity stuck around there homes, Davy and his brother Peter founded the magazine as a way for scavengers round the globe to join forces and showcase their jewels. Over the years Found has evolved into a kind of cultural landmark, a testament to the quirky things we do as humans and the strange shit we tend to write on napkins in bars at 2am. Tonight the brothers discuss their latest “Found #5: The Crime Issue.”-kwan
Posted by novoscene on October 30, 2007
Through the expansive genre of experimental film, Bay Area college students render the interior visible and imbue the exterior world with psychological meaning. In Les Stuck’s bars + tone, calibration color bars slowly transform into an unexpected landscape. In Laura Rodriguez’s flower fall, images of flowers capture the spirituality that looms within intimate objects. In cornfed, Martha XIV explores her relationship with her midwestern hometown through songs, photographs, animation, and monologue. Vanessa Woods’s 5 Cents a Peek combines poetry with black-and-white stock footage of a circus to visually render the voyeuristic, exploitative treatment of women in society. In M((o))rning, Won Tae Seo explores the relationship between the public and private spheres through the use of depth of field and stop-motion. A diverse assortment of other works undertake the task of capturing the inexpressible through the experimental film medium.