41st Annual E. F. Schumacher Lecture

Felled By Beauty: Guam and The End of American Empire

On Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 3 PM EDT, Julian Aguon, a writer, lawyer, and activist from Guam, will deliver the 41st Annual E. F. Schumacher Lecture virtually, titled Felled by Beauty: Guam and the End of American Empire. Following his lecture, he will be joined by respondent Lisa Linda Natividad and host Jodie Evans for a question and answer period. This free event will feature an introduction by Naomi Klein.

Please note that this event will include a prerecorded video hosted on our YouTube Channel followed by a live question and answer period on Zoom.

At 3 PM EDT on Sunday, Julian’s lecture will debut on our YouTube channel. Please click here to watch the video. The video is approximately 45 minutes long.

Immediately following the lecture, please join us on Zoom for a live question and answer period with Julian Aguon and Lisa Linda Natividad, hosted by Jodie Evans. The link to access the Q&A will be posted in the video description on YouTube.

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Event Speakers

Julian Aguon

Julian Aguon is an activist lawyer and writer from Guam and the author of the acclaimed new book, The Properties of Perpetual Light. He is the visionary behind Blue Ocean Law, a progressive firm that works at the intersection of Indigenous rights and environmental justice. He serves on the Council of Progressive International—a global collective that launched in … Continued

Lisa Linda Natividad

Lisa Linda Natividad is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Guam.  She is also the primary convener of the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice and a founding member of I Hagan Famalao’an Guahan.   She is an indigenous CHamoru who has championed the exposure of the human rights violations against her people … Continued

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. She is Senior Correspondent for The Intercept, a Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media Center and is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University.

Jodie Evans

Jodie Evans is co-founder and board member of CODEPINK and has been a peace, environmental, women’s rights and social justice activist for fifty years. She has traveled extensively to war zones promoting and learning about peaceful resolution to conflict. She works locally to have governments, universities, churches and pension funds divest from war and to … Continued


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