October 16, 2013 7:00pmWednesday, October 16th @ 7pm The Elliott Bay Book Company 1521 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 www.elliottbaybook.com
Subhankar Banerjee has long been on the frontlines in the fight for arctic conservation and indigenous human rights. Join him at Elliott Bay on October 16th at 7pm as he discusses the current threats to the Arctic including the status of the various oil drilling operations, and celebrates the launch of the paperback edition of Arctic Voices.
Arctic Voices; Resistance at the Tipping Point (Seven Stories Press, October 8, 2013) is being released in paperback with updated material including a conversation with Subhankar and renowned climate scientist James E. Hansen tackling the tough climate change issues that threaten the Arctic and the entire globe.
Arctic Voices brings together first-person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research. Contributors include Gwich’in activist Sarah James, acclaimed historian Dan O’Neill, Seth Kantner, Velma Wallis, Nick Jans, Pamela A. Miller, Robert Thompson, George Schaller, George Archibald, Cindy Shogan, Maria Williams, Jeff Fair, Peter Matthiessen, Rosemary Ahtuangaruak, and Nancy Lord.
Over the past decade SUBHANKAR BANERJEE has been a leading international voice on issues of arctic conservation, indigenous human rights, resource development, and climate change. In 2003 he published Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a photo book of his fourteen-month long journey in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Through a Lannan Foundation grant, 10,000 copies of the book were donated to libraries and policy makers across the country. He was recently Director’s Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Fordham University in New York, received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the New Mexico State University, and a Cultural Freedom Award from Lannan Foundation.