David Harris: The War Over California’s Redwoods (Litquake)

Saturday Oct 13 2018   1:00 PM
San Francisco Botanical Garden  1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

This month, Heyday releases a reprint edition of legendary activist and former editor (Rolling Stone and The New York Times MagazineDavid Harris’ environmental classic, The Last Stand: The War Between Wall Street and Main Street over California’s Ancient Redwoods. The Last Stand details the financier Charles Hurwitz’s takeover of Pacific Lumber Company in remote Northern California, and is as much a story about the struggle for the soul of capitalism as it is about the fight to save the ancient redwoods on the company’s lands. In conversation with Kristin Kaye (Tree Dreams).

Free; $5 suggested donation. Reserve your space here.

A fourth-generation Californian and legendary antiwar activist, David Harris is a former contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the New York Times Magazine and the author of eleven books. His essay “My Redwood Confession” is featured in The Once and Future Forest.