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Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams press photo by Marion Ettlinger


Conservationist, free-speech advocate and author Terry Tempest Williams will discuss environmental activism and community building for the North State at Shasta College Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The event is free.

Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. “So here is my question,” she asks, “what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?”

She is the Provostial Scholar at Dartmouth College. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

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