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Talk by Goldman Prize winners at Busboys & Poets

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Corruption, War and Timber

What do Siberian tigers, tropical rainforests and American jobs have in common? They are all impacted by illegal logging. Every two seconds, an area of forest the size of a football field is lost to illegal logging driving corruption, threatening our environment, and undercutting U.S. workers.

This June, two inspiring activists who have fought illegal logging in their home countries of Liberia and Peru will join Sierra Club for a special presentation on corruption, war and timber. Together, we will discuss what the United States can do to stop the illegal timber trade.

WHO: Goldman Prize award winner, Silas Siakor of Liberia, Julia Urrunaga of Peru, Roy Houseman of the United Steelworkers, local Sierra Club supporters and you!

WHAT: Corruption, War and Timber: First-hand accounts of illegal logging in Liberia and Peru. Refreshments will be provided.