Fall 2016 series

Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Crisis
Fall 2016 SERIES

All events are free and open to the UMass community and the public

Limited seating – please arrive early

Every Monday 3:00-3:45pm (starting 9/12)
Holding Earth: Mindful Climate Action
Room 1638, Du Bois Library
Weekly 30-minute mindfulness practice. Followed by sharing of resources, action-based opportunities, and ideas.

Wednesday 9/21, 12:30-2:00pm
A Conversation about Climate Change
Floor 26, Du Bois Library
Thought provoking prompts will guide a climate-related conversation. Includes time for sharing resources, action-based opportunities, and ideas.

Thursday 9/29 7:00
Author reading
and discussion
Floor 26, Du Bois Library
What We’re Fighting For Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice. Author and activist Wen Stephenson offers an up-close look at individuals who are laying everything on the line to build and inspire the climate justice movement. Free book to the first 40 people to arrive!

Thursday 10/20 7:00
Film screening and discussion
Floor 26, Du Bois Library
How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change Directed by Josh Fox
A funny, tragic, inspiring documentary that introduces a host of climate change “warriors” while examining the intricately woven forces that threaten the stability of our planet.

Friday 11/4 12:30-2:00
Experiential workshop
Including mindfulness exercises, storytelling, and reflective writing.
Floor 26, Du Bois Library

Talking Truth is co-sponsored by: Office of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning, UMass Amherst Libraries, Department of Environmental Conservation, and Psychology of Peace and Violence Program

Talking Truth is endorsed by the following UMass entities:  Center for Counseling and Psychological Health,  Climateers, Eco-Rep Program, Biostead Initiative, Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group, Spiritual Ecology and Regenerative Systems Initiative, and Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

We’re also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalkingTruthUMass/


Reference Services Librarian, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Liaision to Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and Hillel.


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