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RÍOS to RIVERS EVENTS

An evening of film, photography and conversation

about the next steps to protect Aysén Patagonia’s landscapes, rivers, & culture

 

 

A benefit for a RÍOS to RIVERS, exchange program between Chilean students

from Aysén Patagonia’s endangered Río Baker and US students from the Colorado River Basin

THE DAVID BROWER CENTER

 

6:00PM WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2012

 

2150 ALLSTON WAY • BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

 

 

 

– With

 

Author KENNETH BROWER

Author and Environmental Activist JERRY MANDER

Educator & US-Chilean Environmental Activist DANIEL GONZALEZ

Founder of Project RAFT (Russian & Americans For Teamwork) JIB ELLISON

International Rivers, Patagonia Campaign Coordinator BERKLEE LOWREY-EVANS

Writer SUSAN MUNROE

Artist CHRISTOPHER HASSIG

Filmmaker WESTON BOYLES

 

TICKETS: $20.00 ONLINE • $25.00 AT DOOR •  $10.00 for STUDENTS & ACTIVSTS*

 

 

ENDANGERED AYSÉN EVENT INFORMATION:

-DOORS 6:00 PM

-RECEPTION

 

      Cocktails & Hors D'Oeuvres

 

Photographer Linde Waidhofer &  Author Lito Tejada-Flores have spent the last decade  taking photos and writing about the beauty of Asyén Patagonia.   To raise awareness for the need to protect of one of the last great wildernesses in the world, they published Unknown Patagonia.  The book has gained recognition through out the world as a portrait of an endangered landscape.   In many ways their book is for Aysén Patagonia what Elliot Porter's A Place No One Knew, was for Glen Canyon.

-UNKNOWN PATAGONIA SLIDE-SHOW

For the past 13 years, Club Náutico Escualo, (Escualo = Shark) a youth kayak club in the remote Patagonian town of Cochrane, Chile has taught kids between the ages of 4 and 18 to kayak on the emerald waters of the nearby Baker River. In the process, the club has fostered integrity, community, and love for the environment. Now the Baker and nearby Pascua rivers are threatened by the construction of five mega dams that would destroy the rivers and one of the Earth's last great wilderness areas.

 

-Weston Boyles Films 2011

 

 

    Daniel Gonzalez has been involved in conservation work for over twenty years. He was the international coordinator of the campaign to save Chile's Bío Bío River from a similar mega dam project. Daniel remains highly active in the continuing battle for Chile's rivers, and is an excellent spokesman for the importance of Aysén's rivers. He will also share his extensive knowledge about the social and economic history that has led Chile to this energetic crossroads: will Chile continue to follow the antiquated example of other developed countries, or will its leaders make the decision to innovate and do things differently?

    International Rivers, Patagonia Campaign Coordinator Berklee Lowrey-Evans will provide an overview of the work International Rivers and the Patagonia Defense Council have been doing to protect Patagonia's rivers.

 

- 7:30 PM OVERVIEW OF EFFORT TO PROTECT PATAGONIA'S ENDANGERED RIVERS WITH DANIEL GONZALEZ & BERKLEE LOWREY-EVANS

-8:00 - 9:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION WITH KENNETH BROWER, JERRY MANDER,

JIB ELLSION & DANIEL GONZALEZ Moderated By WESTON BOYLES

 

    Kenneth Brower has written a new book about his father David Brower who lead the charge to protect the Grand Canyon from being dammed. The book is called The Wildness Within: Remembering David Brower and features a series of interviews with environmental leaders that were inspired by David Brower.

    Jerry Mander worked closely with David Brower and the Sierra Club and wrote the famous ad campaign against the dams in Grand Canyon. The full page ads that appeared in the New York Times and other papers were instrumental in shifting public opinion and ultimately preventing the damming of Grand Canyon. He is also the author of Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television and most recently, The Capitalism Papers.

    Jib Ellison founded project RAFT (Russians & Americans For Teamwork), a NGO that ran river trip exchange programs between the United States and the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. The goal of the exchanges was to humanize and bring together citizens of the two opposing nations. Jib now works with international corporations to analyze the true costs of the resources they use to provide products that minimize impacts on the environment.

 

 

 

 

The young Chilean kayakers and students are powerful  spokespersons for their rivers. We are excited to give them the opportunity to study the effects of large dams, first hand with scientists in the Grand Canyon.  Chile still has many undammed rivers and unlike the United States, Chile has not yet destroyed many of its natural resources for the production of energy.  Bringing to life the story of the successful protection of the Grand Canyon will be helpful in inspiring the young Chilean students, to continue fighting intelligently for the protection of Chile's rivers and landscapes.

DETAIL OF MAP OF THE RÍO BAKER BY CHRISTOPHER HASSIG

* If you are a student please email RiosToRivers@gmail.com for discounted tickets

Presented by RÍOS TO RIVERS with support from INTERNATIONAL RIVERS

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