For her fifth episode of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon speaks with environmental activist Tim DeChristopher. In December of 2008, Tim disrupted a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction by registering as “Bidder 70” and outbidding oil Read More
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Join Activist Tim DeChristopher and Sharon Salzberg for an evening of insight and reflection on the topic of Karma at the Rubin Museum in New York, NY. Tim and SHaron discuss how far we need to break the rules in order to reverse climate change and more.
Tim DeChristopher committed an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in 2008 when he disrupted a government oil and gas lease auction of 116 parcels of public land in Utah’s Red Rock country by successfully bidding on 14 parcels of land for $1.8 million with no intention to pay for them. DeChristopher was removed from the auction by federal agents and taken into custody. After being imprisoned for 21 months, he was released in April 2013 and co-founded the nonprofit Peaceful Uprising. He is currently on a three-year probation. The recently released documentary film, Bidder 70, tells DeChristopher’s courageous story. He began studying at Harvard Divinity School in 2013. For more information, visit his website.