Kristen Rogers-Iversen, Ed Iverson, Jed Rogers
KRISTEN ROGERS-IVERSEN, ED IVERSEN, JED ROGERS
Thursday, April 19, 7:30-9:30 pm
We humans are all kin, and in a larger sense, we are kin with all beings on the earth. With the coming of another Earth Day, Think Again participants will dialogue together about our mutual interdependence with the natural world. A group of very close kin who are passionate about the earth (Smart-Rogers-Iversen family members) will guide the discussion.
Home of Ed and Kristen Iversen
3582 Oak Rim Way Salt Lake City, UT 84109
If there is no parking to be found near the home you can also park in the “park & ride” lot on the NW corner of 3900 South and Wasatch Blvd. Oak Rim Way is just east of the intersection on the north side.
You’re invited to bring some finger food to share if you wish.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS:
Kristen Rogers-Iversen’s checkered career includes raising kids, teaching piano and writing, serving on a city council, editing and writing, being a government bureaucrat, playing harp at bedside, and volunteering.
Ed Iversen is a mechanical engineer who designs prosthetic limbs. He also takes photographs, volunteers in a 2nd-grade classroom, keeps bees, climbs obscure ridges and peaks, and is always thinking of some new project.
Bill Smart, father of Kristen and grandfather of Jed, was editor of the Deseret News and influential board member of the Grand Canyon Trust and countless other organizations. He passed away in January, leaving a legacy of passion and defense of nature and particularly the Utah landscape.
Jedediah Rogers is an environmental historian and author of Roads in the Wilderness: Conflict in Canyon Country and co-editor of a forthcoming collection of essays on Mormon environmental history. He is state historian and co-editor of the Utah Historical Quarterly. As an ultra-mountain runner, he spends much of his time way out in the backcountry, connection to the web of life while moving—often quite quickly.
STUFF TO STUDY:
- Roads in the Wilderness: Conflict in Canyon Country, by Jedediah Smart Rogers
- Interwoven: Junipers and the Web of Being, by Kristen Rogers-Iversen, photos by Ed Iversen
- New Genesis: A Mormon Reader on Land and Community, edited by William B Smart, Terry Tempest Williams, and Gibbs Smith
- Utah: A Portrait, by William B Smart, photos by John Telford
PEOPLE TO PONDER:
- Albert Einstein: “A human being is part of the whole called by us ‘the universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection of a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
- John Muir: https://02varvara.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/00-geoffrey-deacon-kuai-john-muir-2016.jpg
- Jane Goodall: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLVGV0lUwAAELU2.jpg
SOMETHING TO SEE:
- Video: One Nature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah0csZUtFHs