Monday, October 18, 1999

"A Land to Die For" Author to Speak at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — The battle over land in the Brazilian Amazonian rain forest has been a deadly one for people and the forest. Author Binka Le Breton will present a slide-lecture at the Washington College International House Lounge about the struggle's consequences for the rain forest and the people who claim it. She speaks at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Le Breton, a British journalist who lectures worldwide on environmental issues and human rights, also co-directs the Iracumbi Rainforest Research Center in Brazil with her husband, Robin. She is the author of "A Land to Die For,"published in 1997. Her lecture is sponsored by the International House at Washington College.

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