This Watershed Moment: Envisioning Place-Based Futures

May 30, 2024, 6:30 pm

Please join us for a panel discussion that takes a deep dive into the confluence of changing watersheds and courageous imagination.

How can our western watersheds influence our ethics; how have they shaped our histories; and what do they spell for the future? How can we wield imagination and storytelling as a viable strategy for building just, joyful, and place-based futures in uncertain times?

This panel will kick off a call for creative submissions that dare to imagine what our watersheds could look like in 150 years if we get it right.

Panelists include Forrest Cuch, Former Director of Indian Affairs for the State of Utah, author, educator, and member of the Ute Tribe; Bonnie Baxter, Director of the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster University; Olivia Juarez, Public Land Program Director with Green Latinos and Organizer & Podcast Host with Of Salt and Sand; and Thomas Bretz, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Ethics Fellow at Utah Valley University. The panel will be moderated by Brooke Larsen, Virginia Spencer Davis Fellow at High Country News.

Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Branch

210 E 400 S
Salt Lake City , UT 84111-2804
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Event Contact:

Emily Grubby