PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y.-Oil development in the Amazon Rainforest, its impact on
indigenous people and its destruction of the environment are among the topics
to be discussed by renowned author, professor and environmental lawyer, Judith
Kimerling. She will also give a slide presentation to complement her lecture.
This event will be held on Thursday, April 22, “Earth Day,” 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.,
at the Pace University Kessel Campus Center. To register or for more
information, call (914) 773-3789.
Kimerling is an internationally-recognized expert on the environmental and
social impact of oil development in tropical forests, and a leader in efforts
to protect the world’s remaining rainforests, and the indigenous peoples who
inhabit them, from irresponsible oil field practices. She is the author of
The event is sponsored by N.A.T.U.R.E. The Pace Environmental Club, The Pace
University Environmental Center, and The Pace Student Government Association.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate,
graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and
Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information
Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and
the World Trade Institute.