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In collaboration with the
American Library Association
The Resilient Activist
is delighted to invite you to join our newly re-imagined
Climate Café Gatherings
This is your best opportunity to connect with a community that gets you, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in your heart and mind.
Climate Café Gatherings are community-based supportive gatherings to nurture and enhance the emotional well-being of those who are experiencing the negative emotional impacts of climate change, severe weather events, drought, wildfires, environmental destruction, and more.
Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.
Who should attend?
This pilot event is for two audiences:
- Anyone who would appreciate being in a supportive space to explore how climate change and ecological destruction make you feel.
- Librarians who would like to experience a Climate Café to learn what it is all about. This event is the first of a pilot project to introduce librarians around the U.S. to our Climate Café gatherings via Zoom to envision hosting future in-person “watch party” Cafés in their local libraries.
So gather your favorite beverage and a journal, settle into a comfortable spot with your Zoom window open, and just be yourself.
This is your invitation to join others as they express their fears, learn coping skills, be inspired to increase their environmental activism in ways that are healthy and sustainable, and build a community of others – locally and online – who are experiencing many of the same concerns.
Past participants’ reflections
I really value a space where we can feel all the intensity of feelings around where we are in the climate and extinction crisis: dread, rage & grief are allowed, and nobody thinks you’re overreacting by focusing on activism. ~Michelle M.
This community is special to me because it is a place where I can share my concerns and strong emotions about climate change knowing I will be understood and accepted. ~Anne M.
Community to me means connection to others and fostering a sense of belonging with my fellow beings. It also means holding space with others… to “allow” them to speak their truth and to “understand” their perspectives. And I love the guided meditation! ~Vic P.
As a woman, I feel more empowered to take better care of my emotional, spiritual, mental, & physical well-being. That way I can be more centered and present for myself and for others. ~Maria P.