Fall 2018 schedule!

Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Change Crisis
Fall 2018 schedule

Thursday 9/20, 4:00-5:30 pm
Green Building Tour (meet in lobby of Du Bois)

Get the inside stories of Crotty Hall, the new Design Building, renovated Old Chapel, South College addition, Integrative Learning Center and others. Led by Ludmilla Pavlova, Senior Campus Planner.


Thurs 9/20, 7:00-9:00 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 26th floor
Emergent Strategy video and discussion

We will watch a short video of a keynote address by adrienne maree brown. She shares keen insights into how the natural world teaches us  about transformative justice, through ideas of adaptation, decentralization, resilience, iteration, fractal selves, and creating more possibilities. brown  is the author of Emergent  Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. Includes facilitated discussion with Brennan Tierney.

Brennan graduated from UMass Amherst in 2018 with a degree in Legal Studies and Anthropology. Through the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation (UACT), Brennan co-facilitated a course on Grassroots Community Organizing. He is living and working in the Valley and continues to be involved with UACT as a post-grad intern.

Thurs 10/18, 7:00-9:00pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 26th floor
The Work That Reconnects

Engage your love for the Earth with a variety of practices. WTR builds community and connectivity, reminding us of our core mission. Starting in the 1970s, these practices have spread around the world, shifting how people perceive and address climate change – helping us move from our intellect to our hearts. Facilitated by trained facilitator Bela Schultz who is also a UMass student in
BDIC with a concentration in Environmental Psychology.

Thurs 11/15, 6:00-8:00pm, Goodell Lounge
With Thanks: Pre-Thanksgiving Connections in Food and Art

Share in a meal and facilitated conversations around harvest, gratitude, families, waste, fear, legacy, hope, and more. We will also be utilizing natural dyes and textiles to support this work. Bring some food or drink to share, if possible.   


Additional offering from UMass Green Building Council

Wed 10/17, 2:00-3:00 pm, meet at bus lobby of the ILC
Tour of the Integrative Learning Center Green Roof

Join the UMass Green Building Council for a tour of the vegetated roof on top the ILC. Hidden above campus, the roof hosts a variety of grasses, flowering plants and pollinators. We will learn the basics of green roofs, their benefits and successes.




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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