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Albuquerque Journal North October 2014

By Jackie Jadrnak / Journal North Reporter  / October 10, 2014
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The inability of author and poet Alice Walker to take part in a workshop at Ghost Ranch this summer has become a bonus this fall as she brings along two of her friends for a week-long exploration of women’s wisdom, activism and feminism.

Walker, along with writer and feminist activist Gloria Steinem and eco-feminist theologian Chung Hyun Kyung, will take part in a workshop Monday through Friday at Ghost Ranch and speak publicly on “A New Vision of Leadership” Saturday at The Lensic.

Melanie Harris, associate professor of religion and ethics at Texas Christian University and one of the organizers of their visit, promises a life-changing experience for those who take part.

She said she invited Walker to an event at Ghost Ranch this summer and there was a schedule conflict, but Walker expressed an interest in coming another time and brought up the question of who else might join her.

“Alice Walker has a deep heart for the desert and the beauty of the desert. She’s been wanting to come to New Mexico for some time,” Harris said. So a new session at Ghost Ranch evolved that will bring Walker, along with Steinem and Chung.

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