2024 Festival:
October 21–27

64. Rebecca Solnit in Conversation

64. Rebecca Solnit in Conversation


“The voice of the resistance” is just another accolade that public intellectual, feminist, multi-award winning writer, environmentalist, and human rights activist Rebecca Solnit can add to her global recognition. The author of such works as Men Explain Things to Me, Orwell’s Roses, and Wanderlust joins us with her latest book, the anthology Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility. In this intimate interview, she speaks to her lifelong work as an activist and feminist, and the barriers we face to progress—and how there’s still so much room, and need, for hope. This is an opportunity to hear from one of the greatest thinkers of our generation. Moderated by Kathryn Gretsinger.

Event Participants:

Kathryn Gretsinger

KATHRYN GRETSINGER is an associate professor of teaching at the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media. She is a long-time public broadcaster at the CBC, and has been named one of North America’s top innovative journalism educators.

Rebecca Solnit

REBECCA SOLNIT is the author of more than twenty books, including Orwell’s RosesHope in the DarkMen Explain Things to MeA Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; and A Field Guide to Getting Lost. A longtime climate and human rights activist, she serves on the board of the climate group Oil Change International, and the advisory boards of Dayenu and Third Act.