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Robert F. Kennedy to Speak

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At the Panida Theater in Sandpoint, 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 18 (tickets $15/$5 students) At the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, 7:30 pm Thursday, May 19 (tickets $17/$7 students)

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an international leader in the cause for clean and healthy waterways, will be in Sandpoint and Spokane on May 18th & 19th, respectively, to help champion the cause of cleaning up and protecting two of the inland Northwest’s signature waterways.
As an active and visible heir to the Kennedy family’s public service legacy, Kennedy regularly speaks and writes on a variety of subjects. 
But he’s become best known for his environmental leadership in general and as a front-line advocate for clean water in particular.
Starting as the prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, Kennedy’s leadership has extended to the international Waterkeeper movement, which he now presides over. The Waterkeeper movement has helped spawn more than 200 Waterkeeper organizations around the world, and the Spokane Riverkeeper and Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper are among the most recent additions.
“It’s truly an honor to host one of the great environmental leaders of our time,” says Spokane Riverkeeper Bart Mihailovich. “At a time when Congress is proposing massive cuts to Clean Water Act enforcement, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., reminds us that we’re the guardians for precious resources like the Spokane River and Lake Pend Oreille. He inspires us to make a difference, and we will make a difference.”
“Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s support for local organizations like the Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper and Spokane Riverkeeper is deeply inspiring,” says Jennifer Ekstrom, Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper. “His presence is clearly a help to our efforts to raise public awareness about the critical issues we work on every day.”
Kennedy will speak at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint  at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 18th. Tickets for the Sandpoint appearance are $15 general, and $5 for students.
On Thursday, the 19th, Kennedy will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, where admission will be $17 general and $7 for students. (In Spokane the tickets include a $2 historic preservation fee.)
On Thursday at the Fox, Kennedy will be introduced by legendary mountaineer Jim Whittaker. Whittaker, the first American to climb Mount Everest, was a close friend to Robert F. Kennedy, Sr.

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