FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2003
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Internationally
recognized environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will lecture
College March 12.
Kennedy will deliver the 2003 Alex P.
Stirling Lecture at 7 p.m. in Munger Hall Auditorium. His
presentation is titled “Environmental Destiny.” The
event is open to the public, and admission is free.
The Stirling Lecture is sponsored annually
by the BSC Student Government Association in memory of the
Birmingham-Southern student who died of cancer in 1995.
Recently lauded by Successful Meetings
magazine as a man whose message supercedes his name, Kennedy
is recognized as a pioneering environmental attorney. He
is chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper
and senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
He has led the fight to protect New York
City's water supply, prosecuted
governments and companies for polluting the Hudson River and Long Island
Sound, argued cases to expand citizen access to the shoreline,
sued sewage treatment
plants to force compliance with the Clean Water Act, fought to turn
back the anti-environment legislation during the 104th Congress,
and assisted indigenous
tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties
protecting traditional homelands.
Kennedy's articles have appeared
in The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal,
Esquire, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe, The
Washington Post, Pace Environmental Law Review, and other publications.
His published books include Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr., A Biography
and his latest
book, Riverkeepers, co-written with John Cronin.
Kennedy also serves as president of the Waterkeeper Alliance
and is a clinical professor and supervising attorney at the Environmental
at Pace University School of Law in New York.
For more information, call BSC's
Office of Student Affairs at 226-4729.