Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, August 25, 2008

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to open X.U. '08-'09 lecture series

Series to focus global climate change

Xavier University is announcing that its 2008-2009 Ethics/Religion and Society (ER/S) lecture series on Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schiff Banquet and Conference Center will start with a free lecture by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on ““Our Environmental Destiny.” The event is co-sponsored by the Brueggeman Center and The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Although there is no charge for admission, tickets are required. Distribution will begin next Tuesday, September 2. If the Schiff Family Banquet Room reaches capacity, tickets will be distributed to a simulcast in the Cintas Center conference rooms. For the general public, a maximum of 4 tickets per person may be obtained at the walk-up window at the Cintas Center beginning Tuesday, September 2, open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can also download and mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope the form at Any tickets not distributed in advance will be available at the door the evening of the event. For information on ticket availability, call 513-745-3411 ext. 7.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s reputation as a defender of the environment stems from many successful legal actions. He was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. He serves as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio.