Terry Tempest Williams has testified before the U.S. Congress on environmental risks to women's health, has served on the President's Council for Sustainable Development, and has received the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Award for Special Achievement. Williams will give a Fisher Center lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, in the Geneva Room.
Williams is a nature writer and environmental activist. Her writings have brought to political attention environmental issues around women's health and have served to catalyze environmental efforts for Redrock Canyon and an environmentally sustainable world. She writes with deep compassion on the political, cultural, and geographical ecology of the well-being of our bodies and our earth. Her published works include Refuge: And Unnatural History of Family and Place; Leap; and Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, all available on reserve in the library. A roundtable discussion will take place in the Fisher Center at 8:45 a.m. on the morning following the lecture.