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Reading: Voices from Bears Ears

In late 2016, President Barack Obama designated 1.35 million acres of public lands in southeastern Utah as Bears Ears National Monument. On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump shrank the monument by 85 percent. A land rich in human history and unsurpassed in natural beauty, Bears Ears is at the heart of a national debate over the future of public lands.

Through the stories of 20 individuals, and informed by interviews with more than 70 people, Voices from Bears Ears captures the passions of those who fought to protect Bears Ears and those who opposed the monument as a federal "land grab" that threatened to rob them of their economic future. It gives voice to those who have felt silenced, ignored, or disrespected. It shares stories of those who celebrate a growing movement by Indigenous peoples to protect ancestral lands and culture, and those who speak devotedly about their Mormon heritage. What unites these individuals is a reverence for a homeland that defines their cultural and spiritual identity, and therein lies hope for finding common ground.

Join us for a presentation from journalist and author Rebecca Robinson and photographer Stephen E. Strom. Through word and image, Robinson and Strom allow us to both hear and see the people whose lives are intertwined with this special place.

This event is free and open to the public, and Grass Roots will have books available for purchase.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:00pm

Grass Roots Books & Music 227 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, Oregon

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Lecture or Presentation


Community Members, Student, Faculty and Staff, Alumni




Free and open to the public

Spring Creek Project
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Shelley Stonebrook

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