March 29, 2018 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Boston Public Library - Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Terry Tempest Williams speaks on a range of topics, but all with the common thread of our moral responsibility to be stewards of the earth – and each other. She encourages people to engage with their communities, to learn to find a common ground of respect where disagreements occur, and to compose a “wholeness” in the fragmentation that many find in our society. While she is a passionate advocate for wilderness and open spaces of the American West, she does not limit herself to narrow environmental ideals: she works to build a world where individuals can thrive in concert with their environment, and where the environment can thrive because of the work of individuals – whether that environment is a refugee camp in Rwanda or the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or a planned development in a rural community.
Terry Tempest Williams is currently the Provostial Scholar at Dartmouth College. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies world-wide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.