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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Speaking at Carroll University

Nephew of assassinated president speaking about the environment and natural resources as a part of Carroll's year-long theme of water.

The nephew of assassinated President John F. Kennedy is speaking to the community at Carroll University, according to a news relase from the school.

Here is the release:

Carroll University’s Year of Water culminates with a lecture by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a grassroots advocate for rivers, lakes, bays, sounds and other bodies of water around the world.

His speech, Our Environmental Destiny, will be Wednesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave., Waukesha. This event is free and open to the public.

Kennedy will discuss the role that natural resources play in our work, our health and our identity as Americans. A passionate environmental speaker, he reminds us that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve our planet for future generations. More than an advocate for the environment, Kennedy is an architect and agent of change. From solar energy to wind power and more, he shows how it is truly possible to become energy independent while making the world a better place.

In addition to his work with the Waterkeeper Alliance, Kennedy is senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper. He also is a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. Kennedy is the author of five books and has published articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside Magazine, The Village Voice and many other publications.

This event is sponsored by Carroll University Student Affairs, Carroll Student Senate and the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. It is part of Carroll’s yearlong exploration of WATER: the essential element of life on earth, an interdisciplinary-themed series that explores our relationships with water on personal, regional and global levels. During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Carroll community has been examining how water informs cultural, environmental, spiritual, economic and political issues. For more information, visit http://www.carrollu.edu/events/water.asp.

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