Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 7:30pm
The Great Hall – 1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue), Seattle
Doors at 6:30pm
Will future generations distinguish between those who didn’t believe in the science of climate change and those who said they accepted the science but didn’t act? And for those who do accept the reality of human-caused climate change, what does immediate action look like? Author Jonathan Safran Foer takes Town Hall’s stage to explore this central dilemma of our time in a surprising, creative, and urgent new way. With insight from his book We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, Foer outlines the ways that humanity has turned our planet into a farm for growing meat. He contends that catastrophic climate change has resulted from this meat production, and the time has come to consider how our descendants will judge our actions at this crucial moment. Join Foer for a discussion on collective action against climate change that starts with what we eat—and don’t eat—for breakfast and lunch.
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I Am, and of the nonfiction book Eating Animals. His work has received numerous awards and has been translated into thirty-six languages.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle.