Let's Practice -- Talking to Friends & Family About the Climate & Ecological Crisis
Join us for an evening to practice talking about the climate and ecological crisis. You'll be given practical tips and go into break-out rooms to practice.
There is a cycle of silence around the climate and ecological crisis. It can feel uncomfortable to bring up the climate crisis, awkward, out of place to initiate in conversations. This spiral of silence is convenient for the fossil fuel industry, which has spent more than one billion dollars since the Paris Agreement on spreading false and misleading information. That's why top climate scientists and activists say that one of the most important things we can do to help stop the climate crisis is talk about it!
Our time is running out to avoid catastrophic consequences of climate change that will affect all of us and all life on earth. To address the root causes of the climate crisis, we must have a radical re-imagining of our relationship to one another and to the earth. White supremacy, inequality, climate breakdown and ecological destruction all go hand in hand--this is a pivotal moment to make connections, break the silence, and get more comfortable imagining and talking about a better world and future--and what we can do to make it come about.
This evening is designed for both beginner activists who have little or no experience talking about the climate crisis, and for seasoned activists who want to practice honing their message and making connections between the climate crisis and other pressing movements. It will guide you to speak from your own experiences, with both respect and urgency.
This evening is based on four short "How to Talk About the Climate Crisis" videos by Nadia Colburn, PhD. We recommend watching the videos in advance but it's not a requirement.
We hope you will join for what should be a fun, supportive evening! Feel free to invite a friend -- or two -- as well!
RSVP here and a Zoom link will be sent before the event. The event will last until 8:30pm.