Green Festival Speakers

Maura Stephens

Maura Stephens spent 19 years in mainstream journalism before switching to independent media and now writes for such publications as Alternet, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Truthout, and Yes! magazine. Associate director of the Park Center for Independent Media in Ithaca, New York, she also teaches community, peace, and environmental journalism. A cofounder of Frackbusters, Coalition to Protect New York, and other activist groups, she has been immersed in fracking issues for five years and recently completed a book, Frack Attack: Fighting Back, which is partly a guide for antifracktivists. Maura has been active with interOccupy and Occupy Sandy. Earlier, she founded and codirected Iraqi Refugees Assistance Connection.