The cover of the book Silent Spring by Rachel CarsonProfessors Ben Cohen, Katalin Fabian, and Jeremy Zallen will lead a community reading discussion, “From Silent Spring to Modern-Day Environmental Movement: Resistance, Responses, and Historical Context” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. Register.

Rachel Carson was not only an influential scientist, author, and environmentalist. Her book Silent Spring also was the product of a larger movement in environmental history. It was met with fierce resistance by industries that sought to discredit and slander her, and it contributed to a new era of environmental politics. This session of Lafayette Votes will discuss these issues to place Carson’s work into a longer and global frame of environmentalism.

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