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Join Porter Square Books at CRLS's Fitzgerald Theater to hear bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer discuss his newest book, We are The Weather, co-sponsored by The Boston Veg Food Fest! A signing will follow the talk.
Please note that this event is ticketed, and tickets include a copy of the book! The event will take place off-site at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School's Fitzgerald Theater, and you can pick up your copy of the book at the event.
Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it? If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know. Will future generations distinguish between those who didn’t believe in the science of global warming and those who said they accepted the science but failed to change their lives in response?
In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. The task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves—with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. We have, he reveals, turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products, and the consequences are catastrophic. Only collective action will save our home and way of life. And it all starts with what we eat—and don’t eat—for breakfast.
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. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
This event is co-sponsored by the Boston Veg Food Fest! The 24th annual Boston Veg Food Fest, presented by the Boston Vegetarian Society, takes place on October 19 & 20th, 2019--two full days of fun, good food, and learning! It brings together exhibitors of vegetarian natural foods from across the country and locally, offering free food sampling and "show special" discounts. It provides a welcoming environment in which to explore a wide variety of delicious, healthy, and readily available plant-based foods that are good for people and friendly to animals and the environment. The Festival offers the opportunity to talk to food producers, see and taste the latest vegetarian products being introduced to the marketplace, and shop at discounted prices. Attendees can learn from speakers who are top national experts on health and nutrition, and presenters who inspire compassion for animals and care for the environment. Award winning chefs and cookbook authors teach their recipes and offer free samples of the dishes they demonstrate. Educational exhibits on protecting animals and the environment, and a children's activity center round out the day.
The longest running event of its kind in the country, the Festival is a resource for vegetarians and vegans, and for anyone wanting to include a greater variety of healthy and delicious plant-based foods in their diets. It also interests those wanting to live in greater harmony with animals and the environment. More information can be found at http://bostonveg.org/foodfest/.
**Unfortunately, our scheduled moderator for this event, Frances Moore Lappe, will be unable to join this event. We're sorry to miss her!**