Environmental activist Rod Coronado will present “A Voice in the Wild: Citizen Action to Save the Wolf... Again” at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 1st at Wooden Shoe Books.
Admission is free and open to the public. Coronado, who is perhaps best known for his work in the areas of environmental and animal rights, was active in the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Earth First!, the Animal Liberation Front, and Earth Liberation Front. He spent six years in federal prison for his role in ALF and EF! activity related to fur farming, animal experimentation, and government mountain lion hunts in Tucson, AZ. The 47-year-old, who resides in Michigan with his wife and their two children, has returned to the lecture circuit after an eight-year hiatus, when he was forbidden from writing or speaking as a condition of his release from federal prison. As a veteran of the environmental movement, Coronado believes progress centers on engaging in campaigns that involve participating in the same public process that is used to develop public policies toward wildlife. He is currently helping to build a citizen-led campaign to stop the hunting and trapping of wolves in Michigan, where they were hunted this year for the first time since recovery from near-extinction.
A descendant from the Yaqui tribe of northern Mexico, Coronado incorporates Native American spiritualism into his life and activism.