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The Resettling of America Conference

The Resettling of America Conference (April 4-6) celebrates the 35th anniversary of Wendell Berry’s germinal text The Unsettling of America. Roundtable discussions will be held in Louisville and at St. Catharine College and will feature many of the leading figures in ecological agriculture and sustainable community development.

DIRECT FEED: The conference venues can only accommodate 300 people and tickets are sold out. However, The Berry Center and St. Catharine College invite students, staff, faculty and community members to watch the proceedings via video direct feed in the third floor classrooms of SCC’s new Emily W. Hundley Library. Check out the action on Friday, April 5 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and Saturday, April 6 (10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.). 

SIGN UP: Admission is free, but space is limited. Sign up here: Indicate which times you plan to attend. Sign-up is open first to St. Catharine College affiliates and the Springfield community but will be announced to the broader public on Monday, March 25.

VOLUNTEERS: We’ll need quite a bit of help on campus for the conference—registration tabling, fielding questions, directing traffic and the like. Willing to lend a hand? Sign up here ASAP (or by Wednesday, March 27): Dr. Leah Bayens be in touch with volunteers about assignments and logistics.

LUNCH NOTE: On Friday, guests are welcome to take lunch at the St. Catharine College cafeteria in the Spalding Student Center. However, on Saturday, the cafeteria will be fully occupied by conference participants, so guests will need either to pack a lunch or to take lunch in Springfield.


HIGHLIGHTS:  Saturday, April 6 will feature a live interview of Wendell Berry by PBS commentator Bill Moyers, as well as a roundtable discussion including renowned sustainability advocates Vandana Shiva of the Navdanya Organization in India, Bill McKibben of and Mary Berry of The Berry Center in New Castle, Kentucky.