Environmental Action for Survival: The History and Legacies of U-M's 1970 Teach-In on the Environment

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Dana Natural Resources Room 1040, 440 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Wednesday, March 11th at 5:30 pm

*Tonight’s panel will be live-streamed starting at 5:15 p.m rather than an in-person event. You can live-stream at https://umich.edu/watch/ *

The March 1970 Teach-In on the Environment (the model for the first Earth Day) was organized by the U-M student organization Environmental Action for Survival (ENACT). The success of this four-day event on the U-M campus and in the Ann Arbor community is legendary, and many ENACT members went on to make significant impacts in the environmental and sustainability fields. Six leaders of ENACT and of the national Earth Day planning committee will hold a panel discussion that honors the rich history of U-M's Teach-In on the Environment. They will also share insights on the evolution of the movement--and the ongoing work they are involved in today.

Speakers include: 

  • Barbara R. Alexander
  • David Allan
  • George Coling
  • Arthur Hanson
  • Elizabeth Grant Kingwill 
  • Doug Scott
  • Matt Lassiter

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