Thursday, April 8, 2010

Speakers Series: The Open Space of Democracy

2010 UIS Earth Day Event

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents The Open Space of Democracy. The 2010 UIS Earth Day event speaker will be Terry Tempest Williams, known as "a citizen writer," who speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life.

WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium on the lower level of Brookens Library

(The event will be available via live webcast and video on demand at

DETAILS: Williams is a naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.

Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Williams is the author of several books including the environmental literature classic Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. In 2006, Williams received the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society, their highest honor given to an American citizen.

This event is co-sponsored by the UIS Julia J. Henderson Award Fund and the Senate Committee on Sustainability.

For more information and a list of other speakers series events visit or contact Kimberly Craig at 217/206-6245 or

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