November 3, 2000 Geneva, NY-Activist Redwood Mary and singer Pat Humphries will give a lecture/performance at 7 p.m. on November 8, in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, on Pulteney St., on the Hobart and William Smith campus.
Redwood Mary and Pat Humphries travel the country to educate audiences on the connection between the deforestation of the Redwoods, GAP Sweatshops, and globalization. The presentation includes performances by Pat Humphries, a viewing of the “Timber GAP” video, and an interactive lecture.
Redwood Mary brings the “big picture” of a forest in crisis presented in a mosaic of the issues, the ecology, personal stories and profiles of the battle to save the last redwood temperate rainforest in the world. Her vision includes an empowering exploration of consumer actions, based on positive steps that any citizen can take to re-connect with nature and the new economics of valuing life.
Humphries' songs have been sung around the world and been performed by Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, and Charlie King. Songs of hers, including “Never Turning Back,” “Common Thread,” and “Swimming to the Other Side,” have been sung at concerts, demonstrations, peace walks, and conferences for social change. “Never Turning Back” was chosen to accompany the passing of the torch at the opening ceremony of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Forum at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China.