“Summer of Love, 2017
Birthing: Berkeley Marina, April 27, 2017”
Thursday, April 27, no-host cocktails/social hour—6 pm, dinner—7:00, program—8:00, Berkeley Yacht Club on the Berkeley Marina, one block north of the west end of University Avenue (ample free parking is available in the Marina parking lots).
It is time. 50 years after the first Summer of Love, 1967, humanity is at a critical juncture: due to habitat destruction, conservation biologist Guy McPherson predicts humanity will go extinct within the next 10 years.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that the bad news is bringing us together to save ourselves and our fragile world: Welcome to the Summer of Love, 2017: a planetary movement to bring out the best in humanity, toward a whole world.
Join us as Professor Guy McPherson and East Bay Dinners program chair Jamen Shively lead a conversation on the prospects for our survival, and for making our world whole again.
Dr. McPherson will begin with a strictly peer-reviewed scientific analysis of the most current data, the findings of which are transforming the conversation on the future of life on earth. McPherson and Shively then roll out Summer of Love, 2017, from the “Summer of Love Boat” Tour de Amor around the Bay launching the next day from the Berkeley Marina, to the worldwide rollout and evolution of a radical form of collective intelligence and its potential to save our planet from apocalyptic destruction, and our species from extinction.
Guy McPherson is Professor Emeritus of conservation biology at the University of Arizona. His is the leading voice on the topic of abrupt climate change leading to near-term human extinction. He was under surveillance by the United States government no later than 1996, and had a spy in his classrooms no later than 2005. He has been labeled an anarchist and eco-terrorist by senior members of the Obama administration. He readily pleads guilty to the former.
East Bay native Jamen Whipple Shively is program chair for the East Bay Dinners and president of Radish.org, pioneer of radical collective intelligence. Like his (many Greats) Uncle William Whipple who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Jamen is a pragmatic patriot and radical revolutionary promoting the adoption of a planetary Declaration of Interdependence.
Cost of dinner and program is $30, including tax and tip. $10 for program only, starting at 8 p.m. For a reservation, please send your check, payable to “Sierra Club,” with your name, your telephone number, and the names of your guests, to:
170 Vicente Road
Berkeley, CA 94705
Attendance is limited to the first 115 reservations received. Reserve early, as these programs do fill up. Reservation deadline is April 20.