Andrew Nikiforuk (BC)
Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning investigative journalist who has been writing about the oil and gas industry, energy, and economics for more than two decades. A winner of the Rachel Carson Environmental Book Award, he was one of the first journalists in North America to document the devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing on rural communities.
Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry
From the award-winning author of Tar Sands comes the shocking, inspiring story of an oil and gas industry insider’s determined stand to hold government and industry legally accountable for the damage fracking leaves in its wake. In this powerful work of investigative journalism, Andrew Nikiforuk interweaves firsthand accounts with the science of fracking and stories of human and environmental repercussions left in its wake.
Carrie Saxifrage (BC)
Carrie Saxifrage, JD, BSN, has written on climate issues for The Vancouver Observer for ten years. Her coverage of First Nation and community responses to the Northern Gateway Pipeline contributed to the Vancouver Observer’s Excellence in Journalism Award in 2012. That work was later published in Extract: The Pipeline Wars. Carrie lives and grows food on Cortes Island.
The Big Swim: Coming Ashore in a World Adrift
In this collection of stories that is frequently touching, surprisingly funny and always thought-provoking, author Carrie Saxifrage seeks out the places where science meets self-discovery. While exploring significant topics, such as sustainable forestry, nature-centered philosophy or First Nations culture, the author discovers that the greatest adventure is learning to align how she lives with what she loves. By turning her own despair into action she paves the way for us all to discover the many tools we have at hand to meet the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.
Micah White (US)
Micah White, PhD is the award-winning activist who co-created Occupy Wall Street, a global social movement, while an editor of Adbusters magazine. Widely recognized as a pioneer of social movement creation, White has been profiled by The New Yorker, and Esquire has named him one of the most influential young thinkers alive today.
The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution
In The End of Protest, White declares the end of protest as we know it and heralds the future of activism. Drawing on his unique experience with Occupy Wall Street, White articulates a unified theory of revolution and eight principles of tactical innovation that are destined to catalyze the next generation of social movements. Sweeping from contemporary uprisings to spiritual and pre-modern revolutions, The End of Protest is a far-reaching inquiry into the miraculous power of collective epiphanies.
We regret to announce that Marq de Villiers will no longer be appearing in this event.