Images & ideas from Jeff’s life
A prolific writer and a public speaker, Jeff has been in the public eye for decades. We invite voters to find out more about Jeff’s background by visiting his past books and video appearances.
Books & Videos
Welcome to Jeff Golden’s journal from the summer of 1970. Jeff, a 20-year-old student at Harvard, spent a summer at the NCI (New Communities, Incorporated) in Southwest Georgia, rebuilding a house, picking peanuts, and finally attempting to get the watermelon crop picked and marketed. This account is an unfiltered glimpse into Jeff’s experience of expanding his education beyond the Ivy League, and ultimately results in his decision to leave Harvard.
In 1978, filmmaker Robb Moss joined 16 friends for a month-long rafting trip down the Colorado River. The excursion was captured in a short film, Riverdogs, a visual celebration of naked, exuberant youth set against the spectacular vistas of the Grand Canyon. A quarter-century later, Moss tracks down five of his old comrades for a witty and insightful now-and-then portrait to see how they have fared after coping with children, careers, responsibilities, aging and changing attitudes.
For six years, Jeff produced and hosted Immense Possibilities, the weekly public television and Internet series that's igniting realistic hope. We showcase people and projects that will inspire you.
Jeff’s fictional account of the Southern Oregon Timber Wars, Forest Blood.
Jeff’s fictional vision of what politics can be—UNAFRAID: A Novel of the Possible:
Articles & Blogs
For anyone who thinks we're exaggerating how we shortchange public education these days: a letter from the inside, in my inbox this morning... Hope you'll read it.
Donald Trump has just carried out his threat to shrink some national monuments. He’s reducing the Bears Ears National Monument to 15% of its size and cutting Grand Staircase-Escalante in half. Both are in Utah. Next on Trump’s monument-dismantling list may be the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument on the edge our own valley. We say no.
We hope you'll give our campaign a careful look to see if it moves forward what you want to see in Oregon and the Rogue Valley. If it does, please bring it to the attention of your friends and neighbors. This will be a steep climb, and it will take the coordinated energy of hundreds of us to make it over the top. Which we will.