The actual conference felt completely different than the planning. It took on the temperament of the guests we’d invited to speak: two labor organizers, a Palestine advocate and a world-class biologist. Strong, smart, informed, gracious, these people knitted together both the issues and the local community.
We gathered at the University of Utah this Valentine’s Day weekend to discuss peace, social justice and a healthy planet. I think now it was an activist’s love letter, written over the course of two days. Discussions were civil, the press conference rocked, audiences spoke thoughtfully, a brave, eloquent thirteen-year-old boy demanded the Utah legislature show scientists the respect they deserve, award-winning movies inspired and I learned, in addition to the information shared and experts encountered, just how human love can look on a large scale.
The answer is genuinely good.
RadioActive program featuring Tyler Volk and David Chapman on climate change.