E.T. actor Peter Coyote speaks to SRJC humanities students

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E.T. actor Peter Coyote speaks to SRJC humanities students

Peter Coyote speaks to students.

Peter Coyote speaks to students.

Candler Weinberg

Peter Coyote speaks to students.

Candler Weinberg

Candler Weinberg

Peter Coyote speaks to students.

Candler Weinberg, Staff Writer

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Most final examinations consist of a written test, with students leaving the classroom once finished. However, humanities instructor Jill Kelly-Moore has never been one to do traditional finals. One of her humanities students was able to get Peter Coyote, an award-winning actor and author, to speak at her final.

Coyote spoke to the humanities students about his history as a Digger in San Francisco during the 1960s. The Diggers were community anarchists who blended the desire for freedom with a strong consciousness of the community they lived in. He also spoke at length about making the world you want to be in a reality. Coyote, an ordained Buddhist priest, told students the importance of finding inner peace.

After his speech, Coyote answered questions about a variety of topics, ranging from Donald Trump to authenticity. Coyote said, “Everyone is authentic; it is those who have the courage to be authentic that are remembered.”

After the question-and-answer session, Kelly-Moore read excerpts from student self-reflection letters before bidding farewell to her students.