The end of the world just keeps on coming. Climate, drones, GMOs — pick your apocalypse. No one reminds us of this more than Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping who, with their strategic theater and activism have strengthened movements that run the gamut from fair-trade coffee to Occupy Wall Street to efforts to end mountaintop removal and fracking. Fusing the forms of old-time religion with the content of contemporary struggles for justice, Billy and his Church are a jolt to our ability to recognize the crises of the present and to imagine new possible futures.
Reverend Billy’s latest book, The End of the World, is now available from OR Books. This Sunday, there will be a launch event celebrating the book and the spirit it stands for. Waging Nonviolence editor Nathan Schneider will be among those reading from the book. (Nathan is no stranger to apocalypse; his book Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse is forthcoming in the fall.) Be there, because every day might be the last.
All are welcome! Come join us for a cataclysmic afternoon, in a good way. The details, again:
Sunday, February 24, at 3 p.m.
The Culture Project
45 Bleeker Street (at Lafayette)
New York City