A Conversation with Dolores Huerta & Luis Valdez
Environmentalist & Consumer Rights Activist
Climate Scientist & Environmental Policy Expert
The late Ambassador Laurence W. “Bill” Lane, Jr. and his wife Jean sponsored the Wallace Stegner Lectures from their inception in 1993. Jean passed away in 2017, but had established the Bill and Jean Lane Endowment to provide for their annual lead sponsorship of this beloved series. POST applauds Jean and Bill, whose unwavering support, energy and dedication enable us to bring you the lecture series again this year and into the future.
Since 1993, POST has hosted the Wallace Stegner Lectures in tribute to Wallace Stegner (1909 – 1993), a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, environmental leader and longtime Peninsula resident. Stegner was an ardent conservationist and Stanford University English professor who worked to preserve the Peninsula land he captured in his writing.
A longtime friend of POST, Stegner helped launch the lectures and was slated to be our first host. Because he died before the series began, the lectures are named in his honor.