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March 8, 2007
Contact: Susan Hoffman or Jenny Schwering, Student Union Activities, (785) 864-SHOW.

Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak at KU

LAWRENCE — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be this year’s Student Lecture Series speaker at the University of Kansas.

Kennedy’s lecture, “Crimes Against Nature,” will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Lied Center. Following the lecture, Kennedy will sign copies of his three best-selling books.

Kennedy is a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at the Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and co-host of “Ring of Fire” on Air America radio. 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.

For KU students, tickets are free (a student ID is required) and will go on sale March 5 at the Student Union Activities box office in the Kansas Union. Tickets for the public are $10 and will go on sale March 15 at the SUA box office and the Lied Center.

For more information, call (785) 864-SHOW or visit the SUA Web site. For more information regarding other SUA events, e-mail Adam Collins, director of public relations.

The lecture is sponsored by Student Union Activities, Student Senate and the Lied Center.

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