In celebration of the release of his new book, The Earth Wants YOU!, Reverend Billy will perform a special Sermon on the Sea at UC Santa Cruz's Baskin Art Studios in the Art Department Courtyard at 12 pm, April 18. Refreshments, conversation and a book signing will follow at the E.A.R.T.H. Lab, DARC 229.
Bill Talen (Reverend Billy) is founder and creator of Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, a New York City based radical performance community, with 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. They are self-professed wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities on four continents defending community, life and imagination. For over 15 years, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir have preached against consumerism and militarism as the devils of contemporary society.
The Earth Wants YOU is a motivational handbook for earth activists, filled with inspired visions of a wild, creative, Earth-led cultural revolution.
"You must check out the newest from my favorite transcendent and down to Earth preacher." —Laurie Anderson
Presented by E.A.R.T.H. Lab and the IAS, with additional support from the Porter College, UCSC's Art Department, the Sesnon Gallery and the Education for Sustainable Living Program.