Writer and environmentalist Ann Pancake will present "The Politics of the Imagination" at 7pm on March 17, 2011 in the Towsley Lecture Hall, Norris Center.
Pancake is the author of Strange As this Weather Has Been (2007), a beautiful novel about the Yellowroot mountain community's struggle against the damage of mountaintop removal to their homes, health, and way of life.
Ms Pancake will speak about the issues confronting writers, musicians, photographers, and filmmakers who create art in opposition to the systematic and federally supported annihilation of the Appalachian Mountains. Artists join the grassroots organizers, scientists, lawyers, and other citizens who work to inform all Americans about the destruction of our invaluable natural resources and why this matters to us all.
This lecture is part of Albion College's Year of Sustainability, and is free and open to the public.