Sat, Nov 20|
REGISTRATION CLOSED Youth Climate Cafe
Sad. Angry. Anxious. Guilty. Powerless. Today, more than ever, young people are reporting these intense responses to the climate crisis. This Climate Cafe offers youth a safe space and tools to help us navigate hard emotions and awaken to our truest power .
Time & Location
Nov 20, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
About the Event
"It's on the knife-edge of uncertainty where we come alive to our truest power." - Joanna Macy
In a recent global survey of 10,000 young people, exploring their responses to the climate crisis, 59% reported that they were very or extremely worried about climate change, and more than 50% felt sad, anxious, angry, powerless, helpless, and guilty.
It’s vitally important that young people’s concerns are heard and that youth feel supported and can envision a way forward.
We invite youth ages 15 - 19 to participate in a Climate Cafe on November 20th, to find a safe space and help to navigate climate anxiety and other feelings associated with the challenges of these times.
The Climate Cafe will offer:
- connection with peers who share similar cares, dreams and concerns
- ways to turn anxiety, grief and anger into courage, creativity and ecological resilience
- a supportive and inclusive space to be heard & validated
- practices for navigating the uncertainties and possibilities of these times
The process you will experience helps to transcend the many boundaries and silos that often divide and isolate us, and brings people together in the collective work of healing and transformation.
This workshop follows a process pioneered by activist and wisdom keeper, Joanna Macy -- the “Work That Reconnects” (WTR). Over the past four decades, this approach has helped thousands of people transform grief, fear, and powerlessness into resilience, healing, and action in service of life.
Cost: $40 (for those able to pay the full fee)
$25 (for those who need a reduced fee)
If cost is a barrier to participating, please contact us. We have scholarship funds available.
Timing: First half is approx. 45 minutes, followed by a 20-minute break, and the second half is 50 minutes.
Registration Deadline: November 18, 2021.
Further details and Zoom link will be sent following registration.
Heart Land gratefully acknowledges Embracing the Spirit Innovation Grant for their generous support of this work.
Robin Macdonald is a spiritually-rooted facilitator, moving at the intersections of social justice, earth care, spirituality and mental health. Part of the Scottish-Irish diaspora living on Turtle Island, Robin is a restorative justice practitioner, communal grief and Work that Reconnects facilitator, Yasodhara Yoga teacher and writer. Core to her work is the role of community in healing and thriving.
Andrea Prazmowski has facilitated learning circles and community partnerships for more than 30 years. She is a Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, inviting people to discover the gifts that are possible when we remember and nurture our kinship with all life. Andrea is a writer and editor and holds a Permaculture Design Certificate, is a Reiki practitioner, and recently piloted a Forest Church initiative in Ottawa. She is the proud mother of two young adults, who have been her best teachers.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CANCELLATION and REFUND POLICY
Should the course be cancelled due to low registration, i.e. fewer than 8 participants, a full refund will be provided and a new date will be scheduled.
If a participant cancels their registration 10 or more days before the workshop, a full refund will be given, minus a $10 processing fee.
If a participant cancels 2-9 days before the workshop, a credit note will be provided, to apply to a future workshop, good for one year, minus a $10 processing fee.
If a participant cancels within 48 hours before the workshop or does not show up (without cancelling), there is no refund.