On November 10, join us as we chat with Tim Falls, Community Strategist & Organizer of Tribal Wisdom and Climate Changemakers.
We'll start with a guided meditation to establish an emotional connection to nature and bring us together in a present, connected place. Then he'll present climate science in an accessible way so we all understand the current outlook and to equip participants with high-level talking points. He will also provide a concise, curated list of climate-specific communities, opportunities to take action, and trusted resources for further research.
Finally, he'll illuminate the inherently interrelated nature of the climate crisis, our communities, and our roles as community professionals/teams. We'll acknowledge two realities: 1) climate change is affecting - physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, economically - every member of our communities; 2) the range, depth of danger, and trauma that community members face vary based on their economic status, race, religion, nationality; and BIPOC communities are disproportionately impacted.
At the heart of the discussion we'll consider the idea that community professionals are uniquely positioned to lead our programs and organizations to use "climate-centric design thinking" -- a lens through which we can devise scientifically informed, socially empathetic strategies to support our communities. After he's presented this concept and planted plenty of seeds for thought, we'll break into discussion groups to:
-Reflect on what we learned in the presentation
-Share with one another our personal experiences in relation to climate change
-Discuss how we can support our community members through the challenges of climate change
Following our discussion groups, we'll come together once more to share highlights from our breakouts, make space for Q&A, and identify actionable next steps.
This is one event you won't want to miss!