March 6th, 2009

Our Environmental Destiny

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Prominent environmental activist and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will address “Our Environmental Destiny” Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m. at the Salem Conference Center as part of the Willamette University Dempsey Lecture Series on Environmental Issues.

Kennedy will discuss the role natural resources play in our work, health and identity as Americans, while reminding us that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve our planet for future generations. The lecture will be in the Willamette River Room at the Salem Conference Center, 200 Commercial St. SE.

Kennedy, who serves as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance, was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. He is a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio.

His published books include The New York Times bestseller Crimes Against Nature (2004), The Riverkeepers (1997), and Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr.: A Biography (1977). His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington PostLos Angeles TimesThe Wall Street Journal,NewsweekRolling Stone and Atlantic Monthly.

Robert F Kennedy, Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.