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Mary Berry and Bill McKibben in Conversation

In celebration of 40 years of the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, and in anticipation of the October 25, 2020 Lectures with Kali Akuno and George Monbiot, we are highlighting the work of past speakers, asking for updates of their earlier remarks, and inviting them to reflect on current conditions.

On Thursday, July 30 at 2pm Eastern, Mary Berry and Bill McKibben engaged in a virtual conversation on Zoom moderated by Jodie Evans. They reflected on their original talks given current political, economic, and social realities, with comments on each other’s work. A question and answer period with participants followed initial presentations.

Past lectures by our speakers include:


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Mary Berry

Mary Berry is the Executive Director of The Berry Center and a leader in the movement for sustainable agriculture. A well-known advocate for the preservation of rural culture and agriculture, she is currently working to reconnect cities with landscapes around them. Founded in 2011, The Berry Center advocates for small farmers, land conservation, and healthy … Continued

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and author who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. Awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the Alternative Nobel, in 2014, he is the founder of, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate-change movement, and is a fellow at the Post-Carbon Institute. As a … Continued

Jodie Evans

Jodie Evans is co-founder and co-director 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 cultivate … Continued

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