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Film Event: Stewart Udall—The Politics of Beauty

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary film Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty at Forbes Library in Northampton on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 PM.

This new biographical film tells the story of the legendary Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall, who served in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and became a towering—yet humble—figure in the 20th century American conservation movement. He was an early campaigner for both environmental protection and social justice, encouraging JFK, LBJ and Ladybird Johnson to become conservation leaders themselves.

Through his bipartisan statesmanship, more lands and waters were protected as national parks, national wildlife refuges, and national seashores during his tenure as Interior Secretary than under any other leader in that position. Udall was directly responsible for the passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the establishment of a National Trails program. He was also one of the earliest leaders at the federal level to warn about the looming dangers of climate change.

Stewart Udall was a Renaissance man and authored numerous books on American history and public policy. A poet who admired Robert Frost, he played a key role in raising Frost’s public profile at the time.

This event is free and open to the public.

An optional discussion will follow the film.

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Date:
April 10
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

Kestrel Land Trust
Email
office@kestreltrust.org

Venue

Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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