Samuel Western, author of Pushed off the Mountain, Sold Down the River, will lead two evening presentations to explore how we in Wyoming can build a dynamic future that honors our past. Special guests participating in the discussions will include Laramie Mayor Andi Summerville and University of Wyoming law students Casey Terrell and Allison Connell, among others. The interactive presentations will take place at the Berry Center Auditorium on the UW campus in Laramie at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, and Thursday, April 5, followed by receptions. The events are free and open to the public.
In his writing and teaching for Sheridan College and UW, Western has long explored questions about Wyoming’s economy, culture, and policies. He shares real stories about the inner workings of Wyoming communities to engage students, readers, and audiences in deep thinking about how our state functions for its people. In this 2018 “New Wyoming Narratives” series, he will again ask audience members to listen closely, think hard, and share their own perspectives.
“Legislative action can only go so far,” Western says. “It’s fundamentally up to us to chart the course. But do we have the capacity to do so? If so, how do we put that capacity into action?”
The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, housed at the University of Wyoming, is sponsoring the discussions.