Brazilian author to speak about rain forest sustainability issues Oct. 27

Binka Le Breton, author of five books on sustainable environmental issues in the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest, will speak at Stetson at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in Room 25L of theMediaCenter, in the duPont-Ball Library. The public is invited to attend, free of charge.

Le Breton and her husband are co-founders of the non-governmental organization, IRACAMBI, which means “peace and harmony.” Dr. Bill Nylen, professor and chair of political science, and four Stetson students participated in a week-long research project during the past summer at Le Breton’s ranch in the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest. Nylen invited Le Breton to speak at Stetson and share her insights into sustainable practices.

Le Breton is the author of the following books:

  1. Where the Road Ends: A Home in the Brazilian Rainforest (Thomas Dunne, 2010)
  2. The Greatest Gift: The Courageous Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang (Doubleday, 2008)
  3. Trapped: Modern-Day Slavery in the Brazilian Amazon (Kumarian, 2003)
  4. A Land to Die for (Clarity, 1997)
  5. Voices from the Amazon (Kumarian, 1993)

For further information, please contact Dr. Nylen at wnylen@stetson.edu, or call (386) 822-7577.