An Evening with Rebecca Solnit: An Energizing Case for Hope About the Climate
Called “the voice of the resistance” by The New York Times, writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit, the author of 20 books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, hope and disaster, and most recently Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility, will discuss her view that the future will be decided by whether we act in the present—and she says we must act—to counter institutional inertia, fossil fuel interests, and political obstinacy.
Guided by her typical clear-eyed wisdom, Rebecca Solnit will lead our audience from discouragement to possibilities, from climate despair to climate hope. Solnit will be joined by co-editor and climate activist Thelma Young Lutunatabua and native Fijian Fenton Lutunatabua (participating virtually), calling on us to rise to the moment with the benefit of indigenous wisdom and by telling new stories.
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In association with Bioneers 2023.
Speaker photo courtesy the speaker; illustrations by David Solnit.
The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
Author, Not Too Late, Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility
Introduction by Susan Haymer
Thelma Young Lutunatabua
Climate Activist (Participating via Zoom)
Native Fijian (Participating via Zoom)
Chair, Business and Leadership Member-led Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator
5 p.m. doors open & check-in
5:30–6:30 p.m. program
6:30 book signing and wine tasting, provided by Bee Hunter Wines
(all times PDT)
$27 member with a book
$37 nonmember with a book
Free for members
$17 member with a book
$27 nonmember with a book