Robert Kennedy, Jr. will present “Crimes Against Nature” as the keynote address in Perspectives 2009: The Raymond B. Witt Lecture Series. Kennedy will speak on the UTC campus Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets. All events in the Perspectives lecture series are free and open to the public; seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Speakers and films in the 2009 Perspectives lecture series will address the theme: The verdict on the environment: “it’s not easy being green.”
Kennedy, an Environmentalist Activist and senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. He co-hosts “Ring of Fire” on Air America Radio. He has served as assistant district attorney in New York City.
Kennedy will discuss the role that natural resources play in our work, our health, and our identity as Americans. He will discuss the responsibility of Americans to protect and preserve our planet for future generations.
Kurt A. Strasser, Phillip I. Blumberg Professor of Law from the University of Connecticut School of Law, will address “Beyond Regulation: Pursuing Sustainability with Private Efforts” on Thursday, February 5 at 12:15 p.m. in the Chattanooga Room of the UTC University Center, located at 642 A East Fifth Street.
Perspectives 2009 also offers two free films. Read more…