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TALK - From Fear to Action: Thriving in a Changing Climate featuring Britt Wray

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Event

Title

TALK - From Fear to Action: Thriving in a Changing Climate featuring Britt Wray

When

Thu., Feb 22 2024 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Where

Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Registration not required.

TALK 12:30-1:30pm
Feeling despair facing a future with the effects of climate change? There may be a remedy.
 
In this talk hosted by UVA’s Contemplative Sciences Center, Environmental Institute, and Public Service Pathways, Britt Wray, a researcher and expert on the psychological impacts of the climate crisis especially among young people, will share research and personal experiences from her journey from fear to hope and to action. 
 
Based on her book “Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Anxiety,” Wray will offer ways for us to thrive, feel less alone and restore ourselves for the long haul. Britt Wray is an author and researcher working at the forefront of climate change and mental health. She is the Director of CIRCLE at Stanford Psychiatry, a research and action initiative focused on Community-minded Interventions for Resilience, Climate Leadership and Emotional wellbeing in Stanford's School of Medicine.
 
Copies of Wray’s book will be on sale at the event.

RELATED EVENTS also being held on February 22:
 
RESOURCES FAIR 1:30-3:30pm
You are invited to stay for a student-focused resources fair immediately following the talk in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. At the fair, UVA student organizations and outside organizations will offer concrete ways to navigate climate anxiety. Learn more.

EMBODIED PRACTICE FOR ECO-ANXIETY: NATURE WALK 3:00-3:45pm
In connection with these events, we will be holding a contemplative nature walk at the Dell, located across the street from Newcomb Hall. The walk will be guided by mindfulness facilitator Geoff Cox, who will offer a rich, sensory, and contemplative experience encouraging connection with nature and ourselves. All are welcome. Learn more.
 
You may attend any or all events.