EnviroThursday - "Bidder 70" Film Screening

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Thursday Oct 10, 2013
Olin-Rice Science Center 250

In 2008, as George W. Bush tried to gift the energy and mining industries thousands of acres of pristine Utah wilderness via a widely disputed federal auction, college student Tim DeChristopher monkey-wrenched the process.  Bidding $1.7 million, he won 22,000 acres with no intention to drill.  For this astonishing (and successful) act of civil disobedience, he was sentenced to two years in federal prison.  "Bidder 70" tells the story of this peaceful warrior whose willingness to sacrifice has ignited the climate justice movement.

Refreshments provided.

Contact: Ann Esson,

Sponsored By: Environmental Studies

Categories: Front Page Events, Campus Events and Films and Videos