Date/Time: 19/04/2005 12:00 am
The Reverend Billy Bulletin
A Town of Poisoned Heroes
and The Church That Stopped Shopping
Reading from their books: Steve Lerner, Bill Talen
Tuesday Apr. 19, 7:30 PM, Free
Neighborhood. Preservation Center
232 East 11th Street, west of 2nd Ave, New York City
Steve Lerner is the author of “Diamond” – the account of an epochal struggle against the forces of big oil. Diamond is a town in “Cancer Alley” in Louisiana, whose African American citizens have fought to resist the eminent domain-like insistence by Dutch Shell that they give up their homes. The real issue is – can the corporation buy back the town that they poisoned when real people are making their homes there? Lerner is a leading environmental writer, famous for his definitive book about the disaster at Bhopal.
Bill Talen, the ghost writer of the sermons of Reverend Billy, will read from his book “What Should I Do If Reverend Billy Is In My Store?” This manual for anti-consumer mayhem has been warmly received by the LA Times, the NY Times and excerpted as well as praised in the Times of London. It has recently been re-released as a paperback by The New Press.
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