Terry Tempest Williams Keynote Address: Erosion

Introduction by Nina Simons, Bioneers co-founder and Chief Relationship Strategist

Wind, water, and time are agents of erosion evident in the desert. They have shaped the spectacular physical landscape of our nation from the Great Smokies to the Grand Canyon. But Terry Tempest Williams is also seeing another kind of erosion in America: erosion of democracy; erosion of science, decency, compassion, and trust.  “How do we find the strength to not look away from all that is breaking our hearts?” she asks. “What if our undoing leads us to our becoming? We are eroding and evolving, at once.” Terry Tempest Williams, one of this country’s most beloved authors and defenders of public lands, and social and environmental justice, comes to us from her desert home in Utah.  She writes, ” Beauty is its own resistance. Water can crack stone.”

Veterans' Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

October 18th | 10:00 am to 10:30 am


Introduced by

Nina Simons


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