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How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet: A Toolkit for Climate Justice


Wednesday, April 24, 2024
4:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. EDT


Aquinas College Performing Arts Center (& online)
1703 Robinson Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
United States

Based on insights from her book, A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet (California, 2020), Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray will talk about the role of mindsets and emotions in leveraging political change for climate justice. Using neuroscience, social psychology and social movements, Ray will outline strategies for living with anxiety, grief and despair, but also–and crucially–engaging with joy, self-determination and pleasure.

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Dr. Ray is an author, professor and the chair of environmental studies at California State Polytechnic, Humboldt. An environmental humanist with a BA in Religious Studies, an MA in American Studies, and a PhD in Environmental Sciences, Studies and Policy, Dr. Ray draws on an eclectic range of disciplines in the service of climate justice.

Ray has published on emotions and the climate movement in the LA Times, Scientific American, The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Edge Effects, KCET and Zocalo Public Square. She is also a certified mindfulness facilitator through the UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center.




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