I have followed Betty Krawczyk's journey over the years and have yet to interview her, so I was thrilled while driving on Vancouver Island October 13th, 2010 to hear her voice on the radio during my colleague Raymond Geisler's radio show 'Unbought and Unbossed' on CHLY. He welcomed me to pull that excerpt from his archives, so here it is for your ears, featured on this Episode of Living on Purpose.
Raymond's notes for this interview:
Betty Krawczyk is a self-described eco-feminist writer and great-grandmother. (Starts as 14 minutes, lasts for 50.) She is dedicating the rest of her life to actively illuminating the Earth's envirionmental crisis. She says she writes about 'civil disobedience' and the absolute necessity of it in these times of societal and ecological breakdown. Betty has spent a considerable amount of time in British Columbia's jails and prisons over eco-disputes, namely her objection to the rapid deforestation of this provicne.
Betty is the author of 3 books about her activist experiences, and has also run in Provincial and Federal elections. Topics: Forestry issues in BC, why and what Betty protests, problems with clear cutting, value of healthy forest, problems in the mainstream media, going to jail, sneakiness by BC courts, Eagle Ridge Bluff, Harriet Nahanee, red legged frog, peaceful civil resistance.
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