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Cultivating Active Hope

  • Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)

Living With Joy Amidst the Climate Crisis

All of the successful revolutionary movements that have come before us have had one thing in common:

The ability to sustain themselves and stay connected to purpose through the pain and hard work that is an inevitable part of transforming the world.

Transforming the destructive and unjust aspects of our world into something that is beautiful and life-sustaining is courageous and loving work that requires us to look into the face of uncertainty and say yes. As a climate activist, you have said yes to being in action in this unprecedented moment in human history. For many of us, the despair, burnout, and exhaustion that comes with recognizing the catastrophic implications of the climate crisis can make it feel difficult, if not impossible, to do our important work - let alone enjoying our precious lives.

This 4-hour workshop will be a collective exploration of what it means for each of us to cultivate Active Hope. Active Hope is about becoming active participants in bringing about what we hope for. It is a practice that is different from optimism. It is about having the internal sustenance to find joy and meaning amidst our pain for the world, so that we can stay in our movement for the long haul.

In this workshop, we’ll use reflection, dialogue, movement and imagination to create a space of mutual exploration and support. In community, you’ll look at what it means for you to live with joy and Active Hope amidst the climate crisis so that you can transform your pain for the world into fuel to create the more beautiful world that you know is possible.

Later Event: July 17
Welcome Call