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Heading for Extinction—And What to Do About It

Heading for Extinction panel Tuesday, February 11, at 7pm

The planet is in an ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency. In this talk, climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion will share an overview of the latest science on where our planet is heading, and—crucially—offer solutions. Everyone is welcome, and there will be time to ask questions and discuss afterwards. Entry is free. 

About Extinction Rebellion: XR burst onto the scene in the UK in October 2018 and has already successfully pressured the British parliament to declare a climate emergency, all through nonviolent direct action. Now, the movement has reached Los Angeles and its only growing.

This presentation is brought to you by writers concerned about the planet.  

Carmiel Banasky is the author of the novel The Suicide of Claire Bishop, which Publishers Weekly calls “an intellectual tour de force.” She has written for television (UNDONE, Amazon), and her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The Guardian, Glimmer Train, LA Review of Books, Guernica, PEN America, The Rumpus, and on NPR, among other places. After four years on the road at writing residencies, including studying climate change in the Arctic, she now writes and teaches in Los Angeles.

Ellie Robins is a writer and translator whose work has appeared in the Guardian, the Washington Post, the LA Times, the Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. Her translation of the Argentine novelist Alan Pauls’s novel A History of Money was described by Publishers Weekly as a “stylistic tour de force.” She’s worked as an editor in London, Buenos Aires, and New York, and traveled the US in a trailer for a year, seeking its wild and secret parts. Her writing circles climate change, place, and story. A Londoner by birth, she now lives in Los Angeles.

Charles Day is a writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His video work has been featured by the New York Times, the Believer Magazine, PEN America, and others. Publishers Weekly has not called him a "tour de force."

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101