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Distinguished Speaker Series: Dark Days at Noon: The Future of Fire — an evening with Edward Struzik
March 22 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The community is invited to attend the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science’s premiere event, the Distinguished Speaker Series.
This series brings compelling speakers to the Okanagan to share their unique perspectives on issues that affect our region, country, and world.
Our next speaker, Edward Struzik, is an award-winning writer, photographer, educator and fellow at Queen’s University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy.
Throughout his career, Mr. Struzik has been a leading force in environmental advocacy; writing on many science and environmental issues, such as wildfire and its impact on air and water quality, and how communities can live with fires that are burning bigger, more often and increasingly putting people in harm’s way.
In his latest book, Dark Days At Noon: The Future of Fire, Mr. Struzik discusses fire as part of the natural landscape, exploring its history, and modern society’s misguided response to it.
On March 22, join Mr. Struzik for a thought-provoking look at how environmental racism, aggressive firefighting strategies and political indifference has left North America vulnerable to future fires.