Utah Valley University
Conference on Writing
for Social Change

November 13, 2012
Utah Valley University

All events are FREE and open to the public.

Conference Schedule


Nov 13, 10:00 - 11:15 - Keynote: Chip Ward, "Change the Story from Wealth to Health." LI 120 Conference Room, UVU Library.

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Chip Ward

Chip Ward

Political Activist

Chip Ward is a political organizer, writer, and former library administrator.

He co-founded Families Against Incinerator Risk, HEAL Utah, and other grassroots groups to raise awareness about the links between environmental quality and public health and led several successful campaigns to make polluters accountable.

His first book, Canaries on the Rim offers inspiring testimony about the power of citizen activism.

His second book, Hope’s Horizon: Thee Visions for Healing the American Land, is a critically acclaimed account of catalytic and visionary conservation projects.

He has appeared on CNN, CBS, BBC and NPR and his essays have been published in The Washington Post, Orion Magazine, High Country News, the LA Times and Tomdispatch.com.

He holds degrees from Tufts University and Brigham Young University. Now retired, he calls Torrey home.

Special Radio Interview

Chip Ward will be interviewed by Jennifer Napier-Peace, on Monday, Nov. 12th, on Community Radio station KCPW, 88.3, from 9:40-10:00. Please listen in and call in with comments and questions!