“Activism is the art of taking action to support, nurture, and protect what we hold dear.” ~The Resilient Activist



Read all about The Visionary Activist,
our newest initiative.

What’s New?


Kansas City Conservation Equity Network

The Resilient Activist is honored to be on the Coordinating Committee of the Kansas City Conservation Equity Network (KCCEN).

  • KCCEN Purpose Statement:  We are a network that offers ways to connect, inspire, share knowledge, and empower the conservation community in the Kansas City region to increase justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all our work.
  • KCCEN Vision:  Just as biodiversity strengthens natural systems, the diversity of human experience strengthens our conservation efforts for the benefit of nature and all human beings.  The Kansas City regional conservation community represents and reflects that human diversity, embracing it in all communities where we work, and our work to benefit communities and achieve conservation goals. 

The Resilient Activist’s full Diversity Policy.

Participate!

We’d love to have you join us at our upcoming events.

Mar
7
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice. They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:
“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH “I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP “I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM “There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG “I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ “I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB “I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB
Image by silviarita from Pixabay
Mar
10
Wed
Parks & Rec Lunch & Learn Series: Mindfulness for a Resilient World – Planning for Earth Day @ Zoom - register below for link
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

NOTE: This is a Lunch & Learn Webinar for Parks and Recreation Departments hosted through CivicRec, All-In-One Parks & Recreation Management Software. It is open to the public, so feel free to register at this link and join in!

There is so much going on in the world, so much noise, and so many things that constantly need our attention. It’s easy to get caught up in your day-to-day routine and realizing only when your head hits the pillow at night, that you have unresolved anxiety about the future and the unknown, especially when it comes to the conservation of the planet.

Join Sami Aaron, Founder of The Resilient Activist, on Wednesday, March 10 at Noon CT (10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 1 p.m. ET) as she explains the importance of the interconnected relationship, both physically and emotionally, between humans and the health of the planet and how you can bring mindfulness back to your community.

All registrants will receive a recording of the broadcast within 48 hours after the live event. By registering for this event, you agree to receive communications from the speaker.

Mar
14
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita from Pixabay

Mar
20
Sat
Climate Conversations: Visionary Activist Julie Koppen, Greenability Magazine @ Zoom - register below for link
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We are delighted to have our next
Climate Conversations 
with

Visionary Activist

Julie Koppen

Founder of Greenability Weekly

Sat. March 20, 2021 10 am-noon CST on Zoom

Register here:

Julie Koppen, owner of Greenability Weekly, first began publishing the paper version of Greenability in 2007. The bi-monthly magazine featured in-depth stories about the sustainability efforts of individuals and organizations in the Kansas City metro area. Topics ranged from organic and local food to renewable energy projects and one-of-a-kind stories — like green burials.

The magazine won numerous awards for content and sustainability efforts, including second place in the national Green America’s Better Paper Project, which considers 17,000 magazines annually for sustainability efforts. In 2015, Julie transitioned Greenability from a paper to digital format and began publishing Greenability Weekly, a free online alternative to the paid subscription and newsstand options.

Julie also serves on the Kansas City, MO Environmental Management Commission.

“At the time, I took a chance that a free, digital Greenability could reach more people. It worked! Subscriptions went from about 3,000 to 15,000, and we now can reach readers across the country.” 

Greenability’s Awards & Honors

Greenability has won several environmental, printing, and digital publication awards, including:

Top 75 Sustainable Living Blog by FeedSpot.com, 2017
Printing and Imaging Association of Mid-America Award of Excellence, 2014
Printing and Imaging Association of Mid-America People’s Choice Award, 2014
Arctic Action Teams and Polar Bears International Award, 2013
Green America Better Paper Project, Runner-Up, 2012
Bridging the Gap Environmental Excellence Award for Business, 2011
Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers Stars of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award, 2011
Sierra Club Award for Outstanding Achievement, Kansas Chapter, 2009

Mar
21
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita from Pixabay

Mar
28
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita from Pixabay

Climate of Community: Author, Sarah Jaquette Ray @ Zoom - register below for link
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Climate of Community

True Power for Climate Resilience and Recovery

A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety

With Sarah Jaquette Ray, author of

A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety:

How to keep your cool on a warming planet

Sunday, March 28, 2021

3:00-5:00 pm CST on Zoom 

Dr. Ray will talk about her book, why she wrote it, and what she hopes it does for the climate generation– and anybody else who experiences climate anxiety. She’ll talk about some of the traps we get into that make us feel powerless and despairing, and explore some strategies to cultivate resilience and efficacy to face the challenges of climate justice. She will explore educators’ tools and experiences through the lens of the Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators.

Copies of “A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety” are available, online or for pickup, through

 

Register here for the Zoom link:


Sarah Jaquette Ray chairs and teaches in the Environmental Studies Department at Humboldt State University. Her current work brings together climate justice and psychology. She is co-founder of the website, an Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators, co-lead on an open-access online teaching resource, NXTerra: Transformative Education for Climate Action, and works with students, activists, professionals, and educators to support the climate generation.

In 2020, she published a book for the climate generation on this research, A Field Guide to Climate Change: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet.  She is also author of The Ecological Other: Environmental Exclusion in American Culture (University of Arizona, 2013) and co-editor of three collections: Critical Norths: Space, Nature, Theory (2017), Disability Studies & the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory (2017), and Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial (2019).


The process of how we go about developing a resilient community is integral in effectively responding to the climate crisis.

We are working to create a climate of Community

so the community can work effectively for the Climate.

Climate of Community is working to help our community, based on five concepts:

  1. We bear the burden of difficult things better as a bonded community than we can ever do as individuals;
  2. Sharing our stories authentically is part of the bonding and healing process that keeps us strong and effective;
  3. Finding our personal power and linking that with community power is the most effective we can be in addressing broad-scale difficulties;
  4. There are many paths to community bonding and healing, arising from diverse traditions and methods, and the more diverse our approaches the stronger we will be and remain.
  5. True Power is not “power over” others but “power to” advocate for and serve what matters to us.

 

Climate of Community programming is offered through The Resilient Activist.


“The best way to take care of the environment

is to take care of the environmentalist.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh, The Sun My Heart