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Litquake on Lockdown: Sarah Ray and A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety
May 27 @ 6:00 pm PDT$1 – $5
A youth movement is reenergizing global environmental activism. The “climate generation”—late millennials and iGen, or Generation Z—is demanding that policy makers and government leaders take immediate action to address the dire outcomes predicted by climate science. Those inheriting our planet’s environmental problems expect to encounter challenges, but they may not have the skills to grapple with the feelings of powerlessness and despair that may arise. Author and professor Sarah Jaquette Ray releases her new book A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety (UC Press), an “existential tool kit” for the climate generation. 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. FREE, $5 suggested donation
Sarah Jaquette Ray teaches environmental studies at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and is also the author of The Ecological Other: Environmental Exclusion in American Culture.