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Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice around the Climate Crisis

Fall Semester 2018

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The UMass Amherst Libraries host the fall series of interactive climate change events which run from Thursday, September 20 to Thursday, November 15, 2018.

The multi-event series, now in its third year, is organized by Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice around the Climate Crisis, a collaborative community comprised of UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff working together to integrate the intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions of climate change. All events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please arrive early.

GREEN BUILDING TOURS
Thursday, September 20, 4-5:30 p.m.; meet in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library Lobby

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

Video and Discussion: "EMERGENT STRATEGY"
Thursday, September 20, 7-9 p.m.; Floor 26, Room 2601, W. E. B. Du Bois Library

adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, 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.

Video followed by facilitated discussion.

WORK THAT RECONNECTS
Thursday, October 18, 7-9 p.m.; Floor 26, Room 2601, W. E. B. Du Bois Library

Engage your love for the Earth with a variety of practices. Work that Reconnects 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 Bela Schultz '20, student of environmental psychology and trained facilitator.

WITH THANKS: Pre-Thanksgiving Connections in Food and Art
Thursday, November 15, 6-8 p.m. Goodell Lounge

Share 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.


For more information, contact Madeleine Charney mcharney@library.umass.edu, 413-577-0784, or visit:  https://www.facebook.com/TalkingTruthUMass/ and https://blogs.umass.edu/talkingtruth/.

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

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