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Wyman Series at UW-River Falls presents Julia ‘Butterfly’ Hill

Published April 18th, 2013

Julia “Butterfly” Hill will be speaking at UWRF at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in Abbott Concert Hall.

Julia “Butterfly” Hill will be speaking at UWRF at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in Abbott Concert Hall. Hill lived in a redwood tree for just over two years.

The Wyman Series at UW-River Falls will present “What’s Your Tree? Believe in Your Dreams and Your Power to Change the World” with featured speaker Julia “Butterfly” Hill at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public.

For 738 days beginning in Dec. 1997, Hill lived in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree, named Luna, on the California coast to make the world aware of the plight of ancient forests.

Her actions gained international attention for the redwoods as well as other environmental and social justice issues.

Hill’s story is chronicled in her book, “The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods,” which will be available for sale at the lecture. The evening will include a question and answer session as well as a book signing.

For more information about Hill or her books, visit her website at http://www.juliabutterfly.com/en/.

For more about the Wyman Series at UWRF, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/StudentLife/ActivitiesAndEvents/WymanSeries.cfm.

Continue the conversation at a Talking Circle event with Hill surrounding the topic, “What’s Your Tree? Believe in Your Dreams and Your Power to Change the World,” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, in the St. Croix River Room of the University Center. Free and open to the public.

For more information or for special accommodations, call the Office of Student Life at 715-425-4444.

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