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The Blake School and Milkweed Editions Present: Elizabeth Rush’s RISING
January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join the Blake School and Milkweed Editions to celebrate Pulitzer Prize Finalist Elizabeth Rush, author of “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore,” which the Chicago Tribune calls “the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing.” Journalist Tom Weber will join Rush onstage for a conversation about empathy, vulnerability, the impacts of climate change, and Rush’s poetic approach to reportage. Visual artist and cultural organizer Shanai Matteson will open the program with a poem about water. A book signing will follow.
We’re honored to partner with Climate Generation and the Minnesota Humanities Center for this event. View a climate art show in the Martha Bennett Gallery and table exhibits from our event partners starting at 6:00 pm. Auditorium doors open at 6:45 pm.
ASL interpreting will be included with the presentation. The event will also be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in-person (select the online option during registration to receive the livestream link).
Rush is Blake’s 2022 Philip Otis Environmental Author. The Philip Otis Environmental Authors Program was established at Blake in 1996 by Margaret and Angus Wurtele in memory of Margaret’s son and Blake alumnus Philip Otis. The program supports a biennial visit from a distinguished author whose work involves environmental themes.
This event is free and all are welcome. You can also purchase a copy of Elizabeth Rush’s Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore at an event discount, $15, with registration. Books ordered through Eventbrite will be available for pickup starting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 18.
The event will also be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in-person (select the online option during registration to receive the livestream link).
Masks are required for all attendees. We also require proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of the event.
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