Teaching Climate, Inspiring Action
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Teaching Climate, Inspiring Action

Teaching Climate, Inspiring Action

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Northeastern University: Alumni Center at Columbus Place

716 Columbus Avenue

Boston, MA 02120

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Teaching Climate, Inspiring Change

Organized with Sara Wylie and Sharon Harlan of Northeastern University's Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI)*

Learn from experts and share your ideas and experiences on approaches for teaching students to communicate and take action on climate change. We will discuss methods ranging from community-based education to artistic interventions to policy advocacy. Through a series of lightning talks and brainstorming collaboration, we will explore climate change in a global and local Boston context, including how we can partner locally across academic, non-profit, technology, arts, and policy stakeholders.This event welcomes academics, students, non-profit leaders, community organizations, and government.

Complimentary lunch will be served!

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11am - 11:15am: Welcoming Remarks and Game

11:15am - 12:15pm: Lightning Talks and Panel Q & A, moderated by: Sharon Harlan (Northeastern University). Speakers Include:

  • Jane Marsching (Artist, Professor and Sustainability Fellow at Massachusetts College of Art and Design)
  • Brain Abelson (Journalist, The Boston Globe)
  • Roseann Bongiovanni (Associate Executive Director, Chelsea Collaborative)
  • James DeCunzo (Organizer, All Campus Divestment Collaborative)

More speakers are forthcoming, stay tuned!

12:15pm - 12:45pm: Lunch

12:45-1:30pm: Thematic Breakout Groups

1:30-2pm: Share-backs and Reflections

Contact the Boston Civic Media* Community Manager with any questions (becky@elab.emerson.edu) and spread the word using #bostoncivicmedia.


*What is Boston Civic Media?

Boston Civic Media is a faculty-led network that aims to advance the transdisciplinary domain of civic media research and pedagogy in the Greater Boston Area. This initiative shares knowledge, promotes engaged research, and builds relationships among academics, non-profits, community-based organizations, government leaders, practitioners, and students. Our faculty steering members come from more than ten different institutions across Boston. Higher education institutions and numerous community partner organizations are linked through our syllabi directory and quarterly convenings. We offer support to this budding network through project as well as event coordination. This initiative is housed at the Emerson Engagement Lab and led by professors Catherine D’Ignazio, Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis with coordination from Becky Michelson. It is made possible by the Teagle Foundation and Microsoft Civic Engagement.

*What is SSEHRI?

The mission of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI) is to conduct social science-oriented research, teaching, community engagement, and policy work in the area of environmental health. With 4 core faculty, affiliated faculty at Northeastern and other area universities, 3 postdocs, 13 graduate students, and 5 undergraduates, SSEHRI is a hub for collaborative environmental health learning and interest at NU. The Institute trains graduate students and postdocs for community based participatory research aimed at transforming and improving environmental health. At the same time, it provides faculty with a resource to further their existing efforts in those approaches. Integrating environmental health science, sociology, science and technology studies, and community organizations, SSEHRI aims to develop novel approaches to studying environmental health questions, communication of environmental health data and conceptualization of environmental health socially, politically, and scientifically. SSEHRI has multiple grants from NIEHS, EPA, NIH, NSF, and the JPB Foundation.

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