When:
February 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
2020-02-09T13:30:00-06:00
2020-02-09T16:00:00-06:00
Where:
Board of Regents Room (BOR), Navarre Hall, Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Ave.
Lawrence
KS
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Barbara Gilbert

True Power for Climate Recovery

For Residents of Lawrence/Douglas County, KS

First Community Meeting:   Sunday February 9, 2020 1:30-4:00

Board of Regents Room (BOR), Navarre Hall, Haskell Indian Nations University

155 Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS

For more information or to register, contact Barbara Gilbert at barbaraj.gilbertphd@gmail.com

 

Program

“Climate anxiety” and “eco-grief” are terms that have recently been coined to describe the widespread distress people are experiencing as the realities of the climate crisis begin to set in.  The American Psychological Association has produced a report about it.  Activist groups are expressing burnout and varying levels of despair.  We are all getting worn down by the fears of what is to come and the sense of helplessness as individuals to do anything meaningful enough to make the very large scale and fast changes we know are needed to turn this around.

True Power for Climate Recovery is based on five concepts:

  1. That we bear the burden of difficult things better as a bonded community than we can ever do as individuals;
  2. That sharing our stories authentically is part of the bonding and healing process that keeps us strong and effective;
  3. That finding our personal power and linking that with community power is the most effective we can be in addressing broad scale difficulties;
  4. That 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; and
  5. True Power is not about “power over” others but “power to” advocate for and serve what matters to us.

In the first program, the TPCR group is offering an introduction to three diverse paths.  We are also offering a space for community members to join us in creating what comes next in this particular Lawrence/Douglas County community path together.  Your voice–all voices–are essential to our strength. We invite you to come tell your story about how the climate crisis is impacting you and envision the path forward together.

At this first event, we will also have various groups and organizations present, who are working on policy, education or other action goals.  They can help you find an avenue for participation in collective local action.

Presenters

Barbara Gilbert is a clinical psychologist currently in private practice in Lawrence and has practiced clinically for 35 years.  She also has past experience with larger scale community psychology work to address barriers to healthy functioning of the whole community or of systems affecting the community.  She offers the psychology-based path for community story-telling for bonding, healing and action.

Daniel Wildcat is acting President of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence.  He is also director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Center. He is the author of Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge (2009). Dan is a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, offering indigenous wisdom paths for community story-telling for bonding, healing and action.

Laura Martin-Eagle founded the local Lawrence studio Be Moved, which has recently had its 20th anniversary.  She began the studio with 5Rhythms classes and has expanded to offer other movement practices designed to bring the release of our true selves in to our hearts, community and into our world. Laura also is an Ayurvedic practitioner and Postpartum Doula.  Laura offers 5Rhythms Movement Meditation as a path for community story-telling for bonding, healing and action.

Join us in creating what comes next in this particular Lawrence/Douglas County community path.  Your voice–all voices–are essential to our strength.  Various groups and organizations who are working on policy, education or other activism will also be there to help you find an avenue for participation in collective local action.

Participation is open to residents of Lawrence/Douglas County, KS.

For more information or to register, contact Barbara Gilbert at barbaraj.gilbertphd@gmail.com.

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