ABOUT THIS EVENT
Last year, Diversity Circles partnered with the BCIT Institute Sustainability office to hold a series of focus groups called 8x8s with BCIT employees, students, alumni and other stakeholders in the wider community including BCIT Student Association. We gathered amazing community feedback on creating a culture of sustainability (which we are currently collating). Last October 2020, we held a Community Celebration to take the conversation further.
Now, Diversity Circles and BCIT Student Association are partnering to ask the question: What Next?
Join us with facilitator Grace Nosek, Author & Advocate, for an interactive conversation about becoming climate ambassadors in our communities, grounded in justice, hope, agency, joyful community, systems change, and storytelling.
All members of the BCIT community are welcome, but we would like to encourage all participants to make students the focal point of this discussion. If you are alumni or faculty or staff, we encourage you to take on the student lens, asking yourself, how can we support and equip younger generations most impacted by these existential stresses.
From Grief to Hope to Action: A Climate Ambassador Workshop
- Are you overwhelmed by the onslaught of climate news and other pressing justice issues?
- Unsure of how to take effective action on climate justice?
- Learn how the fossil fuel industry has shaped our public imagination of climate futures and what we can all do to push back against those narratives and build towards a more just, joyful future.
Grace Nosek is the Founder of the UBC Climate Hub. She is a PhD Candidate in Law at UBC studying how to use law to protect climate change science from manufactured doubt. She is a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar and a Killam doctoral scholar, and a past Canada-U.S. Fulbright recipient. She holds a B.A. from Rice University, a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M from the University of British Columbia. Grace has written and published three novels in a hopeful climate fantasy series, the Ava of the Gaia trilogy. She also created and hosts Planet Potluck, a podcast exploring stories of hope, joy, and community in the climate movement. She’s never met a dance party she didn’t want to join.
Link to register. Once you register here, you will be sent the Zoom link closer to the event date.
ASL interpretation will be provided. Please let us know if you have any additional needs to participate. This session is open to all members of the BCIT student, staff, faculty, and internal partner (e.g. student association, alumni association) community.