Join the Columbia Land Conservancy, in celebrating International Women’s Day with local Author Andrea Barnet, as she reads from her new book Visionary Women.
Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World (Ecco; On-sale March 13, 2018) is the story of four renegades who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can do.
Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat.
With a keen eye for detail, Andrea Barnet traces the arc of each woman’s career and explores how the work of these visionaries collectively changed the course of history. While they came from different generations, Carson, Jacobs, Goodall and Waters found their voices in the early sixties. At a time of enormous societal upheaval, all four stood as bulwarks against 1950’s corporate culture and its war on nature. Consummate outsiders, they each prevailed against powerful and mostly male adversaries while also anticipating the disaffections of the emerging counterculture.
Friday, March 8, 2019: 7pm – 9pm
Spotty Dog Books and Ale
440 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
This event is Free to attend, a portion of the proceeds of the sale of the book will go to the CLC.
Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY