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April 4, 2014
April 4th @ 8pm
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Auditorium
Join author Pulitzer-winning author Jared Diamond author at the 92nd St. Y on April 4th at 8pm as he celebrates his newest book, The Third Chimpanzee. As Diamond’s first foray into illustrated young adult nonfiction, The Third Chimpanzee is both an explosive indictment of human nature and a hopeful case for a better survival.
At some point during the last 100,000 years, humans began exhibiting traits and behavior that distinguished us from other animals, eventually creating language, art, religion, bicycles, spacecraft, and nuclear weapons–all within a heartbeat of evolutionary time. Now, faced with the threat of nuclear weapons and the effects of climate change, it seems our innate tendencies for violence and invention have led us to a crucial tipping point. Where did these traits come from? Are they part of our species immutable destiny? Or is there hope for our species’ future if we change?
June 6, 2013Ralph Nader with Amy Goodman Thursday, June 6th @ 8:15pm 92 Street Y 1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Ralph Nader will be at 92nd Street Y on Thursday, June 6th to read and discuss the columns from his new book Told You So.
Ralph Nader is one of America’s most controversial—and uncompromising—public figures. He is a man on a mission who believes that taking on the powers that be involves more than just talking about it—it also means taking action. This collection of columns spanning not only time but topic brings to the forefront issues facing out society— from war, corporate power, commercialism, workers’ rights, and more.
Ralph Nader will be available for question and answer and well as book signings. To learn more about the event, visit the 92nd St Y event page.