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Body Politics in a Changing World at HWS

The politics of body and place will be discussed in the next Fisher Center lecture, given by nature writer and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams.

March 11, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—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 discuss “Body Politics in a Changing World” as a guest of the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus.

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 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. A roundtable discussion will take place at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, March 25, in the Fisher Center, Room 212, Demarest Hall.

The presentation is sponsored by the Colleges' Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men. The Fisher Center brings together faculty, students, and experts in gender-related fields to explore gender and sexuality in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences, in an effort to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society.