TURNING THE TABLES:
LIVING WITHIN NATURAL LIMITS
A Jeffersonian Dinner & Conversation about Conservation, Culture & Development
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:30 – 9:15 PM
The Commander’s Mansion at The Arsenal Mall
440 Talcott Ave, Watertown, MA 02472
Join EcoLogic for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner party with a twist!
Turning the Tables will be a one-of-a-kind evening. The thinkers and leaders that will be coming together on October 23 have never been in the same room (let alone a historic mansion) together—and may never be again!
Modeled on the format of a Jeffersonian dinner, each table will center around one topic that touches on aspects of EcoLogic’s work at the intersection of conservation, culture, and development in Mesoamerica. The conversation topics are intended to foster thoughtfulness about the natural world by engaging you, our guests, in a discussion about global issues that we face together. All guests will be active participants in a lively, guided discourse that we hope you will find both engaging and informative.
We are also proud and excited to have WBZ NewsRadio’s Jordan Rich as our MC & live auctioneer!
10 Topics & 10 Tables
Guests will be seated at a table with one of our ten table hosts—all local experts in topics that engage in different ways with the pressing question of how our society can better live within natural limits. Each host will lead a thought-provoking guided discussion on the topic of their choice—and everyone seated at the table should expect to participate!
The list of our ten hosts and their ten topics is below:
Prof. Patrick Barron, UMass Boston: Poetry and Ecology
Vilas Dhar, Next Mile Project: Development Based on Human Rights
Wendy Holding, The Sustainability Group: Investing for Social Impact
Dr. Joe Levine, Author and Educator: What’s New with Rainforests?
Vivien Li, Boston Harbor Association: Rising Tides of Climate Change in Boston
Bestalina Martinez, MAMUCA Honduras: Women Leading Innovative Conservation in Central America (Note: Spanish with interpreter)
Frances Moore Lappé, Small Planet Institute: Food as Culprit and Cure in the Climate Crisis
Bud Ris, Former President & CEO of the New England Aquarium: Can We Be Hopeful about Climate Change and the Oceans?
Lauren Sullivan, REVERB: Greening Rock and Roll
Jennifer Varekamp, Mass College of Art: Fashioning an Eco-Chic Future
EcoLogic’s 2014 annual benefit will feature a silent auction with something for everyone!
EcoLogic would like to extend our thanks to our generous event sponsors:
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of this one-of-a-kind evening? Your company has the opportunity to sponsor a unique gathering in a fresh, interactive format. We know that there are many excellent events in Boston. By picking this one, you’ll stand out as a strong supporter of some of the most pressing issues that we all face together.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or would like more information on sponsorship, please contact Juliana Field at firstname.lastname@example.org.