Mir Lecture: Tzeporah Berman

Nelson, Capitol Theatre

Lean in and Listen: Building Bridges in a World on Fire

Hear renowned environmental activist Tzeporah Berman reflect on 30 years of advocacy for old-growth forests and climate justice—and the surprising lessons she has learned about finding common ground with logging executives and with the oil industry.

Tzeporah Berman

A woman stands in a forest next to a moss-covered tree

Tzeporah Berman is one of Canada’s best-known environmental activists. She made her name as a leader of the protests against logging in Clayoquot Sound over 30 years ago. 

She has spent time in jail, won global awards, chaired government advisory committees and negotiated some of the most groundbreaking deals to protect the environment this country has ever seen, including the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement and the first climate plan in Alberta's history. 

In 2013, she was awarded an honorary doctorate of law from UBC for her work advancing agreements and policy to set a higher standard for protecting our environment. 


Tickets are available through the Capitol Theatre.

  • Adult: $27
  • Senior: $22
  • Student, youth and low-barrier (a lower-cost option, based on self-identified need): $15
  • Livestreaming/recording: $20