The UU Young Adults for Climate Justice began just over a month ago with the discussion of “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Beacon Press, 2014). Open to people of all ages and faiths, discussions took place every-other Monday and lasted about two hours each. The group enjoyed to book from beginning to end.

Conversation continues with the memoir and most recent publication of renowned author and environmental activist, Terry Tempest Williams, “When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice”.

“A beautiful, powerful, important book….Nothing I’ve ever read has done this to me. Is this what religious people feel when they pray, I wonder? …Terry Tempest Williams has written something that has revealed me and affirmed me and changed me. In sharing her voice, she has summoned mine.” —Rebecca Joines Schinsky, Book Riot

There will be only one discussion evening, and the author herself will be joining the Book Club for conversation on April 11th, 2016!

Join the conversation:

Monday, April 11th, 2016
5:00 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern
In February, 2016, Terry Tempest Williams inspired many by her decision to purchase mineral rights of public lands in Utah at a Bureau of Land Management auction for the oil and gas industry. To get a better sense of what that means and hear from Williams herself about her action, check out this interview she had with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
Leader in our network and well-known climate justice activist, Tim DeChristopher, aka Bidder 70, is on the Board for Terry Tempest Williams’ oil and gas company Tempest Explorations, established to hold the 1,750 acres of mineral rights that she purchased in Utah.

About half of the fossil fuel resources in the USA exist on Public Lands. The UU Young Adults for Climate Justice, UUA President Peter Morales, and additional UU ministers and lay leaders have also recently taken a stand with the Keep It In the Ground movement by signing a letter to President Barack Obama asking him stop all leasing for fossil fuel extraction on US Public Lands.

Join us for a conversation with Terry Tempest Williams on April 11th, 5:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM Eastern, about her powerful book “When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice”: