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India and the Tiger: A Conversation about Human Rights and the Rights of Nature

When:  Thursday April 11th, Open 6:30 pm, Program 7:00 pm
Reception with refreshments following the program
Where: First Unitarian Church - Eliot Center, 1101 SW 12th Ave, Portland

India is projected to be the most populous country in the world, with a population of 1.5 billion people by 2030. How can India and the world balance the rights of both humans – especially women – and nature?

About our speaker

Suzanne York is Senior Writer with the Institute for Population Studies in Berkley, California. She is the Chair of the National Sierra Club Human Rights, Trade, and the Environment Committee, and is a member of the Club's National Global Population and Environment Program Committee. Her work is focused on the interconnectedness of population growth with women's empowerment, human rights, consumption, alternative economies, and the environment. Her most recent report is "People's Rights, Planet's Rights: Holistic Approaches to a Sustainable Population".

About our series

Speakers in this series are featured in the new documentary film THE PEOPLE PROBLEM: ARE THERE TOO MANY OF US? currently in production by series partner Wagging Tale Productions. To learn more about this film, please visit

The Sierra Club Columbia Group is proud to offer this speaker series in memory of Adam Alabarca and his commitment to a sustainable world.

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  • Mary V.

    Thanks so much for posting this here as I think our Meetup is a good place for it. It looks like a great event--and only a block away from where I live. HOWEVER, the final City of Portland public budget hearing conflicts with this--and that's where I'll be. Maybe I can make it in time for the reception. . .

    April 2, 2013

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