Talking Truth Climate Series Continues

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The UMass Amherst Libraries are hosting an ongoing series of interactive climate change events with the theme “Living and Working with Purpose in a Time of Climate Disruption.”

Now in its second year, the series is organized by Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Crisis, a collaborative community comprised of students, faculty, and staff working together to integrate the intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions of climate change.

Unless otherwise indicated, all events take place in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Seating is limited.

Holding Earth: Mindful Climate Action
Mondays through May 8, 3-3:45 p.m., Room 1638
Weekly 30-minute mindfulness practice followed by sharing of resources, action-based opportunities and ideas.

Poetry Reading and Creative Writing Workshop
Thursday, March 23, 7-9 p.m., Room 2601
Featuring Don Ogden, author of “Bad Atmosphere.” A free copy of Ogden’s book will be given to the first 20 participants.

Green Building Tour
Thursday, April 13, 4-5:30 p.m., Meet in the lobby of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library
Get the inside stories of the new Design Building, renovated Old Chapel, South College addition, Integrative Learning Center and others. Led by Ludmilla Pavlova, senior campus planner.

Other associated events:

A Climate for Change: Research, Reflection, and Action around Climate Change
Saturday, April 1, 4-5 p.m., Lower Level, W.E.B. Du Bois Library
Participate in our reflective writing exercise as part of the Libraries’ spring climate change event, which will also include a sustainability showcase, speakers and refreshments. The full event is from 4-7 p.m.

Town of Amherst Sustainability Festival,
Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Amherst Town Common
Find representatives from Talking Truth in the Climate Transformer area.

For more information, contact Madeleine Charney,, 413/577-0784 or visit:

Talking Truth is co-sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning, UMass Amherst Libraries, department of environmental conservation, and Psychology of Peace and Violence Program.