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Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, Conversation, 27 September 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Chicago History Museum in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 2013.

Tim DeChristopher is a climate justice activist and co-founder of the nonprofit Peaceful Uprising. In 2008, Tim committed an act of nonviolent civil disobedience when he disrupted a government oil and gas lease auction in an attempt to protect fragile lands in southern Utah from long-term damage.

After being imprisoned for 21 months, he was released in April 2013 and is now on a three-year probation. The recently released documentary film, Bidder 70, tells DeChristopher’s courageous story. The fall of 2013, he began studies at Harvard Divinity School.

“… Those who write the rules are those who profit from the status quo. If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don’t make any substantial change.”
–Tim DeChristopher

This event is a continuation of the 25 September 2013 event held in Santa Fe, NM, both which were part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

You may learn more about Tim DeChristopher on the Lannan website; you may also listen to an audio recording and view videos of the previous event there.

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Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, Conversation, 25 September 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 25, 2013.

Tim DeChristopher is a climate justice activist and co-founder of the nonprofit Peaceful Uprising. In 2008, Tim committed an act of nonviolent civil disobedience when he disrupted a government oil and gas lease auction in an attempt to protect fragile lands in southern Utah from long-term damage.

After being imprisoned for 21 months, he was released in April 2013 and is now on a three-year probation. The recently released documentary film, Bidder 70, tells DeChristopher’s courageous story. The fall of 2013, he began studies at Harvard Divinity School.

“… Those who write the rules are those who profit from the status quo. If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don’t make any substantial change.”
–Tim DeChristopher

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Terry Tempest Williams. The companion Talk episode may be found here.
He then traveled to Chicago and on 27 September 2013 continued the conversation with Terry Tempest Williams at the Chicago History Museum, which may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, Talk, 25 September 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 25, 2013.

Tim DeChristopher is a climate justice activist and co-founder of the nonprofit Peaceful Uprising. In 2008, Tim committed an act of nonviolent civil disobedience when he disrupted a government oil and gas lease auction in an attempt to protect fragile lands in southern Utah from long-term damage.

After being imprisoned for 21 months, he was released in April 2013 and is now on a three-year probation. The recently released documentary film, Bidder 70, tells DeChristopher’s courageous story. The fall of 2013, he began studies at Harvard Divinity School.

“…Those who write the rules are those who profit from the status quo. If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don’t make any substantial change.” –Tim DeChristopher

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

In this episode he is introduced by Terry Tempest Williams and then gives a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.
He then traveled to Chicago and on 27 September 2013 continued the conversation with Terry Tempest Williams at the Chicago History Museum, which may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, 25 September 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 25, 2013.

Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams

Tim DeChristopher is a climate justice activist and co-founder of the nonprofit Peaceful Uprising. In 2008, Tim committed an act of nonviolent civil disobedience when he disrupted a government oil and gas lease auction in an attempt to protect fragile lands in southern Utah from long-term damage.

After being imprisoned for 21 months, he was released in April 2013 and is now on a three-year probation. The recently released documentary film, Bidder 70, tells DeChristopher’s courageous story. The fall of 2013, he began studies at Harvard Divinity School.

“… Those who write the rules are those who profit from the status-quo. If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don’t make any substantial change.” –Tim DeChristopher

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

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Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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Terry Tempest Williams with Christopher Merrill, 30 May 2007 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 30, 2007.

Terry Tempest Williams (right) in conversation with Christopher Merrill at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Wednesday, May 30, 2007. Photo: Don Usner
Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is the author of the environmental literature classics, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red – Patience and Passion in the Desert; and The Open Space of Democracy. Her new book, Mosaic: Finding Beauty in a Broken World, will be published in 2008.

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You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

Additional photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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