BOONE—Author, activist and journalism professor Robert Jensen will speak on “Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World” Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom at Appalachian State University.
His talk is sponsored by the doctoral program in educational leadership in Appalachian’s Reich College of Education, the Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department, Department of Sociology, Department of Anthropology, and the College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Council. The public is welcome to attend.
Jensen is a professor in the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism, where he teaches courses in media law, ethics and politics. He writes and lectures extensively on issues of ecology, foreign policy, politics, economics, media, white privilege and male violence. His most recent books are “Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialogue” (City Lights, 2013), and “We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out” (MonkeyWrench Books/CreateSpace, 2013). A new book, tentatively titled “Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully,” is scheduled for publication in fall 2015.
He also is a board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, which offers educational resources and organizes community events about U.S. policy around the world; and a co-founder of the progressive community center 5604 Manor in Austin, a progressive community center that brings people together to make positive social change.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.