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Saturday, October 13


David Harris: The War Over California's Redwoods
Limited Capacity seats available

This month, Heyday releases a reprint edition of legendary activist and former editor (Rolling Stone and The New York Times Magazine) David Harris' environmental classic, The Last Stand: The War Between Wall Street and Main Street over California's Ancient Redwoods. Last Stand details the financier Charles Hurwitz's takeover of Pacific Lumber Company in remote Northern California, and is as much a story about the struggle for the soul of capitalism as it is about the fight to save the ancient redwoods on the company's lands. In conversation with Kristin Kaye (Tree Dreams). FREE, $5 suggested donation

Co-presented by Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Authors and Participants
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David Harris

David Harris has raised two children, has played in a lot of pick up basketball games, belongs to a local peace group, is an original member of the Global Business Network, and is a practising freelance Buddhist.  He has lived in Mill Valley, California, on the edge of the Golden... Read More →
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Kristin Kaye

KRISTIN KAYE is an award-winning author, ghostwriter and teacher whose work sits at the intersection of nature, narrative and spirituality. Her most recent book, Tree Dreams: A Novel, has given gave rise to a global tree tagging campaign that celebrates the myriad ways we are connected... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
San Francisco Botanical Garden 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Sunday, October 14


Zombies in Nature: A Conversation with Matt Simon
Zombieism isn’t just the stuff of movies and TV. It’s happening all around us, from wasps and worms to dogs and moose...even humans. In Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World—and Ourselves, science journalist Matt Simon infects ants with zombifying fungi, searches for kamikaze crickets in New Mexico, and meets the Israeli wasp that stings cockroaches in the brain before leading them to their doom. In conversation with science journalist Susan Freinkel (Plastic: A Toxic Love Story). FREE, $5 suggested donation

Co-presented by Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Authors and Participants
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Susan Freinkel

Susan Freinkel is a science writer whose work has appeared in a variety of national publications including: Discover, Reader’s Digest, Smithsonian, The New York Times, OnEarth, Health, and Real Simple. In 2005, she was awarded an Alicia Patterson Fellowship, which allowed her to... Read More →
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Matt Simon

Matt Simon is a science writer at Wired magazine, where he specializes in zoology, particularly of the bizarre variety, and the author of The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar. He is one of just a handful of humans to witness the fabled mating ritual of the axolotl salamande... Read More →