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TitleUSD to Host Acclaimed Author of Ecovillages Around the World
ContactMelissa Wagoner
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Contact Phone(619) 260-4659

The University of San Diego (USD) will host professor and author Dr. Karen T. Litfin, from the University of Washington, on Thursday, February 6th. Dr. Litfin will discuss her latest book, Ecovillages Around the World, from 7:00-9:00pm at USD’s Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre. USD sociology professor, Dr. Tom Reifer will introduce Dr. Litfin and moderate a Q & A following her talk.

After teaching international environmental law and politics for nearly 20 years, Dr. Litfin embarked upon a journey to ecovillages around the world to find models of living that could work for the long haul. From rural to urban, high tech to low tech, and spiritual to secular communities, she learned that not only is another world possible, it is already being born in small pockets the world over. Join us for an inspiring slide presentation and discussion of how we can learn from ecovillages and scale up their lessons to existing social structures, from the local to the global.

WHO: Dr. Karen Litfin of the University of Washington

WHAT: Discussion of her new book, Ecovillages Around the World

WHERE: The University of San Diego’s Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 2014
7:00-9:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Litfin will be available to sign copies of her book following the event. Books will be available for purchase.

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