Silent Spring and San Diego Students

Date & Time

Wed, 05/01/2013
5:30-7:00 pm

Overview

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The San Diego Center for Ethics in Science and Technology is once again coordinating a yearlong project for a common reading experience as well as programming related to a single book. This year’s controversial book is Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which mobilized people the world over—and in a way no other comparable work of twentieth century nonfiction had. Besides raising our consciousness about ecology and launching the modern environmentalist movement, Carson’s sobering exposé inspired a 1972 ban that brought an end to the use of DDT in the United States. Students at multiple colleges and universities in the San Diego region were challenged to write essays about their reflections prompted by this book.