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Seattle Alumni Speaker Series featuring John Hainze ’77

Date: 6:30pm PST November 9, 2017

Join alumni of the Lewis & Clark College of Arts and Sciences in the Puget Sound area for rotating monthly events, organized by local alumni. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions, please contact Merrilee MacLean ’74 at

Thursday, November 9
John’s home on Queen Anne Hill
(address provided upon RSVP)

We will gather around 6:30, and the presentation will start around 7:15.
Bring a snack or drink to share if you like. 

“Bugs in the System: The Gaming of the Endangered Species Act” by John Hainze ’77
John will tell the story of the American burying beetle, and how attempts to remove it from the endangered species list undermine the Endangered Species Act itself.  We will talk about the factors that led to the decline of the beetle (including the extinction of the passenger pigeon), efforts to revive beetle populations, and the political machinations surrounding the beetle.  John is a writer and educator, and an affiliate at the Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.


Upcoming Events
Looking for input on a December event - would you like to host a gathering? You need only provide the site; we will all bring food and drink. Alternatively, is there something that you think it would be fun for the group to do - or would you rather wait until January, when things are a bit calmer.  Let Merrilee know what you would like to do!