Tim DeChristopher is a climate justice activist and co-founder of the nonprofit Peaceful Uprising. In 2008, Tim committed an act of nonviolent civil disobedience when he disrupted a government oil and gas lease auction in an attempt to protect fragile lands in southern Utah from long-term damage.
After being imprisoned for 21 months, he was released in April 2013 and is now on a three-year probation. The recently released documentary film, Bidder 70, tells DeChristopher’s courageous story. The fall of 2013, he began studies at Harvard Divinity School.
”… Those who write the rules are those who profit from the status-quo. If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don’t make any substantial change.” –Tim DeChristopher
Tim DeChristopher elsewhere on Lannan.orgTim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, (Events)
Tim DeChristopher PodcastsTim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, 25 September 2013 - Audio
Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, Talk, 25 September 2013 - Video
Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, Conversation, 25 September 2013 - Video
Tim DeChristoper with Terry Tempest Williams, Conversation, 27 September 2013 - Video