David Suzuki is coming to Spokane and you can get a $5 discount on the tickets. This should be an amazing event for anyone interested in sustainability and world affairs:

Get Lit! Festival Author David T. Suzuki Looks at the Big Picture, plus William Dietrich –appearing at The Bing Crosby Theater, April 18, 2009, 8:00 p.m., sponsored in part by the Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities (SCC)

Tickets available for a minimum $15.00 donation (general admission)*–please contact Ren McCoury at 509-533-7045, Spokane Community College, Learning Resources Center. (Please make checks payable to the CCS Foundation—Humanities Endowment.)

*Face value of the tickets is $20 (general admission)

David T. Suzuki, an award-winning scientist, environmentalist, and broadcaster, was born in Vancouver, BC, in 1936. At the age of six, he was interned with his family in a camp in BC during WWII. After the war, he went to high school in London, Ontario. He graduated with Honors from Amherst College in 1958 and went on to earn his PhD in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961.

Suzuki is well known to millions as the host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s popular science television series, The Nature of Things. His eight-part series, A Planet for the Taking, won an award from the United Nations. For CBC Radio he founded the long-running radio series, Quirks and Quarks, and has presented two influential documentary series on the environment, From Naked Ape to Superspecies and It’s a Matter of Survival.

An internationally respected geneticist, Suzuki was a full Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from 1969 until his retirement in 2001. He has received numerous awards including the Roger Tory Peterson Award from Harvard University and twenty honorary doctorates. First Nations people have honored him with six names, formal adoption by two tribes, honorary membership in the Dehcho First Nations.

Suzuki is author of 43 books and lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and two daughters in Vancouver.