renowned conservationists speak in Chgo. (no sighting)
Terry Tempest Williams will speak in Chicago Friday. Her most recent work is When Women Were Birds
Chicago Historical Museum
1601 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
Friday, September 27, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is the author of the environmental literature classics, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red - Patience and Passion in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy, and Finding Beauty in a Broken World. Her most recent work is When Women Were Birds. A book signing with Terry Tempest Williams will follow the event.
TIM DECHRISTOPHER is a climate justice activist and co-founder of the nonprofit Peaceful Uprising. After being imprisoned for 21 months for his act of civil disobedience, he was released in April 2013 and is now on a three-year probation. The recently released documentary film, Bidder 70, tells DeChristopher’s courageous story. This fall he will begin studies at Harvard Divinity School .
Sponsored by: Haymarket Books and Lannan Foundation
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