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Politics of Our Rural Land: An Interview with Curt Meine (via Zoom)
October 28, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
“As rural Wisconsin’s fortunes declined, its political importance has grown,” writes journalist Dan Kaufman in a recent national article on the importance of Wisconsin ahead of the 2020 election. In this far-reaching interview with Curt Meine (environmental historian; co-editor, Driftless Reader) we will delve into the political importance of rural Wisconsin, the realities of America’s urban-rural divide, the transformation and challenges of today’s agriculture, and more.
Wednesday, October 28, 7-8 p.m.
$10/per person. Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 27 at 4 p.m. The zoom link will be sent via email on the morning of the program.
After the interview, we invite you to join an optional conversation with Local Voices Network. They will be hosting facilitated, small group digital conversations where you can voice your responses to the interview and share your own experience across the rural/urban continuum. These conversations will take place immediately after the session with Curt, with a link provided during the event.
Curt Meine is a conservation biologist, environmental historian, and writer. He serves as Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and with the Chicago-based Center for Humans and Nature. He is also a Research Associate with the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo and Associate Adjunct Professor in the University of Wisconsin – Madision Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology. In 1988 he published the first biography of Aldo Leopold. He is a founding member of the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance. Recently he co-edited the bioregional anthology The Driftless Reader (2017). Meine also served as narrator and on-screen guide for the Emmy Award-winning documentary film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time (2011).