Berkeley: Occupy Wall Street co-founder to headline panel on future of environmental protest

| Publication: Contra Costa Times | Author: Tom Lochner

BERKELEY — Micah White, one of the founders of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, will participate in a forum on the past and future of environmental protest at the David Brower Center at 7 p.m. April 22 — Earth Day.

White is the author of “The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution,” which contends that reliance on materialism, empiricism and scientism has limited the potential of environmental protest, necessitating a social revolution for individuals, communities and the planet, according to a program note from the Brower Center.

The “Is Climate Change Protest Broken?” panel that will include Bay Area activists. The forum will conclude with a question-and-answer session moderated by Michelle Myers of the Sierra Club. The Brower Center is at 2150 Allston Way.

Tickets cost $5, $10 and $15 on a sliding scale at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online for $6.27, $11.54 and $16.82 at

The center’s Hazel Wolf Gallery will open a half-hour before the event. The current exhibit is “Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012.” More informnation about the exhibit is at

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