Karenna Gore of Center for Earth Ethics to speak at Southern Vermont College

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BENNINGTON >> Karenna Gore, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Al Gore and the Director of the Center for Earth Ethics (CEE) at Union Theological Seminary, will speak at Southern Vermont College (SVC) on Saturday, April 23, as part of the community's All-Species Day and Earth Day celebrations. The fundraising event, which will take place at Everett Mansion at the College at 6 p.m. after an afternoon of All-Species Day events in Bennington, will be preceded by dinner provided by Ramunto's Restaurant. Proceeds for the event will benefit the CEE and SVC Student Environmental Initiatives.

In her talk entitled, "Integrity and the Earth, Valuing Where We Come From to Protect What We Love," Gore will share stories of her work helping others to build an inclusive and just way of life that cares for all people and the rest of the natural world. "Karenna Gore was raised with an environmental conscience," said SVC President David Evans. "She has traveled and made an impact in various places around our globe, working with others to build an inclusive and just way of life that cares for all people and the rest of the natural world. This event is a very special opportunity to bring her important message to southern Vermont and to enjoy community food and conversation."

Tickets for the event are $35 for adults and include dinner, talk and cash bar. Children under 10 can attend the dinner and talk for $20. Due to limited seating at the Everett Mansion, tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at Ramunto's in Bennington (519 Main Street), or may be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/2535224, or by visitng the SVC Web site at svc.edu/earth.

Karenna Gore received an M.A. in Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary, a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University. She previously worked as a lawyer and a Director of Community Affairs for the Association to Benefit Children. She is the author of "Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America."

For more information, please contact Colleen Little at 802-447-6317 or clittle@svc.edu.


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