Kieran Williams

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August 21, 2015

My name is Kieran Williams, and I’m an organizer for fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment at Kalamazoo College. I’ve been a part of this fight for a while now, but by no means do I consider myself a seasoned organizer or activist. I’ve been involved with divestment and reinvestment on my campus for only about a year now, and I got involved with tar sands resistance just a few months ago. I have been in constant struggle balancing all of the campaigns we are fighting and trying to determine where exactly my body, my voice, my talents, and especially my passions are most useful.

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My first exposure to the idea that tar sands are a particularly dangerous form of oil extraction and refinement occurred in an environmental science class my sophomore year at Kalamazoo College, where I was told that it takes about a barrel of oil’s worth of energy to extract and refine every four barrels of oil from tar sands.

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