Thoreau at 200: 21st-Century Lessons from a 19th-Century Rebel

Date(s) - 11/06/17 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Pratt Hall, Room 307

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On July 4, 1845, writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau declared his independence from civilization and moved into a cabin he built on the banks of Walden Pond in Concord, MA. “Simplify, simplify!” Thoreau urged readers of Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854), the book he wrote about his two-year experiment in off-the-grid living. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor and Thoreau Bicentennial Ambassador Todd Nathan Thompson will detail what Thoreau can still teach us about how “to live deliberately” instead of “lead[ing] lives of quiet desperation.”

Co-Sponsored by the Thoreau Society