NOTE change in Fourth Friday program for January. Mark your calendars for Tim DeChristopher in January, Merchants of Doubt in February, and The Yes Men are Revolting in March.
In 2008, outraged by a plan to illegally sell mining leases near Utah’s pristine National Parks, Tim DeChristopher infiltrated an auction of oil and gas leases on public lands in Utah near Canyonlands National Park. He bid and won several leases, but when organizers realized he had no intention to pay, he was prosecuted and sent to federal prison for two years.
Fourth Friday fans will remember Bidder 70, the engrossing film that followed Tim’s saga.
Tim was released in 2013 and is on a three-year probation. He’s now in Harvard Divinity School and studying justice movements. He’s also the founder of the Climate Disobedience Center and a leader in the movement to take meaningful direct action to combat climate change and other abuses.
It’s an honor to welcome Tim to Fourth Friday, where he will lead a discussion on Ecological Leadership. Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet, learn from, and get inspired by this courageous climate hero. It will be a great kickoff to our Year of Engagement and a chance to think about how all of us can step it up and do more for our planet.