What People are Saying about Public Square:
I really enjoyed this talk, especially regarding how the term “wilderness” involves many images. He was excellent at bringing out the beliefs of the audience. It was very professional.
Audience Member, Kimball Art Center, Park City
Larry invited the children to voice their opinion and encouraged their thinking and participation. It was hard for him to stay on the topic because the children were intrigued by other issues in his stories, like hunting practices, etc. His story telling style provoked curiosity and learning.”
Marisha Pohner, Indian Hills Elementary School, Salt Lake City
It was good to have an opportunity to discuss nuclear weapons issues from a new perspective. Great thought-provoking discussion.
Audience Member, Parklane Senior Apartments, Salt Lake City
I have a renewed respect for the perseverance of the Jewish people. Their impact on Utah history is quite profound. Thanks!
Renee Hunter, Sons of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City
I feel less stress about the issue of immigration. My knowledge has increased to the point I feel encouraged to get involved in my community.
Audience Member, Hispanos Unidos, St. George
Dani Eyer was respectful and open to discussion—pro & con—regarding Constitutional rights. She was great at making our group think about our constitutional rights.
Audience Member, Salt Lake County Complex, Salt Lake City
Stephen Trimble is a voice that seems to follow closely in the path of Stegner. Since Wally won’t be back, it’s great to meet and listen to Mr. Trimble. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to have a program of this quality appear in my town. Thank you Mr. Trimble, the Utah Humanities Council, the U of U, and of course, Wally.
Allen Gilberg, Kanab Library
This talk made me think about what is going on in our country and how each of us is involved.
Loraine Stuecken, Moab Information Center
This program makes me want to record my mother’s life and my own!
Drucilla Palmer, Rocky Mountain Care Foundation, Price
What is the value of this program? It gave me respect for women, appreciation of diversity, and a love of one’s heritage.
Audience Member, Washington County Library, St. George
The speaker had a deep knowledge of the issues and brought awareness of a new idea—ecotheology—to our campus.
Program Coordinator, Weber State University Environmental Issues Committee, Ogden
The speaker talked about very traditional Dine (Navajo) knowledge; hearing her mention her upbringing as a way of living and gaining knowledge made me realize Dine culture is fascinating.
Audience Member, Hutchings Museum of Natural History, Lehi
Jeff introduced new ways of engaging as an individual and as a community in the political process. He emphasized philosophical and ethical issues that relate to our involvement as citizens in our democracy. All in all, a very satisfying presentation.
Maya Buethner, Z Arts, Springdale
I loved this presentation. Keep Dr. Ritchie talking and communicating with the Middle East dignitaries.
Carla Parks, Senior Center, Sandy
Audience Member, Wellington Senior Residence, Salt Lake City
Everyone with old treasures should hear this!
Audience Member, Columbus Senior Center, Salt Lake City
As we go forward with building projects I am involved in, I have an increased understanding of the issues (and the sides) of whether to build or restore or to tear down.
Ron Draper, Delta City Library, Delta
I want to reread my Stegner books!
Audience Member, Escalante Canyons Group for Arts & Humanities. Escalante