CANCELLED: ‘Great Tide Rising’ talk, portrait unveiling at Strand

Apr 25, 2019
Kathleen Dean Moore

ROCKLAND — This event has been cancelled due to a medical emergency. Kathleen Dean Moore is having emergency surgery for a broken leg after a fall. We wish her a speedy recovery.

On Thursday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m., the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., welcomes Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University, writer, moral philosopher and environmental thought-leader. Moore will address climate change in her talk, “Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change.” Artist Rob Shetterly will unveil his portrait of Moore, as part of his series “Americans Who Tell the Truth.” There will be a public reception following the presentation, including an exhibition of portraits of environmental activists by Shetterly.

Inspired by Moore’s radical and whole-hearted call to action in her book, “Great Tide Rising,” Cynthia Trone invited the Oregon author and philosopher to bring her wisdom to midcoast Maine. “The urgency of coming together to address climate change begins with each of one of us, exactly where we are. It’s uncharted territory, and I invite our vibrant, caring community to be a part of this collaborative, compassionate and courageous evening.” The Strand Theatre and Georges River Land Trust are presenting partners for the evening, along with local sponsors The Dancing Elephant and Rockland Harbor Hotel. Moore’s call to action for the planet is “encouragement for earth’s weary lovers.”

Moore speaks with integrity and hope in this time of urgency, “Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise - a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth's fullness of life.”

Tickets are $10, free for people 25 and younger. For more information, visit or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Christine Dunkle can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 108; or

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