Brooklyn Voices Presents Colin Beavan

December 09, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – December 10, 2015 - St. Joseph’s College, in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that it will welcome activist and author Colin Beavan to discuss his latest work, How to Be Alive: A Guide To The Kind of Happiness That Helps The World, in conversation with ABC’s Dan Harris. This event, the first in the spring 2016 Brooklyn Voices series, will take place on Thursday, January 7.
"With his two books, Colin Beavan has illustrated how one can live an environmentally-conscious life and make an impact on society,” said Dr. Jill Rehmann, vice president for academic affairs at SJC Brooklyn. “I am looking forward to learning about his quest, particularly as he tries to live this lifestyle in our Brooklyn neighborhood."

Brooklyn author Colin Beavan attracted international attention for his year-long “No Impact” lifestyle redesign project, which became the wildly popular book No Impact Man and inspired a Sundance-selected documentary film. With his new book, How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness That Helps the World, Beavan extends a hand to everyone seeking more meaning and joy in life.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. in SJC Brooklyn’s Tuohy Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $26 and include a copy of the book and an opportunity to have it personally signed following the discussion. 

For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or [email protected].

About Brooklyn Voices
Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, the aim of the Brooklyn Voices series is to promote and enhance the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing local writers, artists, and intellectuals with a forum in which to discuss and present their works to our neighbors, patrons, and students. Through lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion, Brooklyn Voices seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the thriving intellectual culture of the neighborhood and ensure that our community remains a stimulating place in which to live, learn, and do business.

About St. Joseph’s College
St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.