Does Climate Anxiety Help The Planet? Discussion With Sarah Jaquette Ray, PhD
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
UWL Student Union, Room 2310
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, powerless, and hopeless when you think about the scope and scale of the climate crisis? Join Sarah Jaquette Ray (Cal Poly Humboldt University, California) as she discusses the role of emotions in climate justice activism, the topic of her book, A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet. Combining insights from psychology, sociology, social movements, mindfulness, and the environmental humanities, Ray explains why and how we need to let go of eco-guilt, resist burnout, and cultivate resilience while advocating for climate justice. For those who attend live, small group discussions after the talk will give you the chance to reflect on your own climate justice journey.
This event is part of the fall 2022 Driftless Regional Read program. Dr. Jaquette Ray will be joining us via Zoom, and for those who want it, there will be a face-to-face gathering on the UW-L Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
To learn more about the Driftless Regional Read, visit https://www.driftlessregionalread.com/