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Terry Tempest Williams

Date: October 12, 2004 PDT Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Named by the Utne Reader as a visionary who “could change your life,” author Terry Tempest Williams is perhaps best known for her book Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place (Pantheon, 1991) which chronicles the flooding of Utah’s Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in 1983 and her mother’s concurrent diagnosis with ovarian cancer. Her most recent book, Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert (Pantheon, 2001), traces her lifelong love of and commitment to the desert and inspires a spiritual and political commitment to preserving wilderness.

Williams has served on the Governing Council of the Wilderness Society and the President’s Council for Sustainable Development. She is currently on the advisory board of the National Parks and Conservation Association, The Nature Conservancy, and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
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