Free Event -- Erosion: A Conversation of Undoing with Terry Tempest Williams
Published: October 30, 2019
This "Good Reads on Earth" event brings you a conversation with "Refuge" author Terry Tempest Williams about her new book, "Erosion: Essays of Undoing".
Terry Tempest Williams' fierce, spirited, and magnificent essays are a howl in the desert. She sizes up the continuing assaults on America's public lands and the erosion of our commitment to the open space of democracy. She asks: "How do we find the strength to not look away from all that is breaking our hearts?"
We know the elements of erosion: wind, water, and time. They have shaped the spectacular physical landscape of our nation. Here, Williams bravely and brilliantly explores the many forms of erosion we face: of democracy, science, compassion, and trust. She examines the dire cultural and environmental implications of the gutting of Bear Ears National Monument—sacred lands to Native Peoples of the American Southwest; of the undermining of the Endangered Species Act; of the relentless press by the fossil fuel industry that has led to a panorama in which "oil rigs light up the horizon." And she testifies that the climate crisis is not an abstraction, offering as evidence the drought outside her door and, at times, within herself.
On January 30 at the Cambridge Public Library, Terry Tempest Williams and Living on Earth Host Steve Curwood will discuss the erosion of democracy, science, compassion, and trust.
This event is part of Good Reads on Earth, a series of events where LOE holds live radio interviews with authors of the latest environmental books.
Sponsored by Living on Earth, The Cambridge Public Library, the Harvard Center for the Environment, the Harvard Divinity School, The Center for the Study of World Religions, the UMass Boston School for the Environment, and the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School.
Free event open to the public.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
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