Climate Communications Hub: An Introduction to Active Hope
By now, we expect everyone is back into their normal routines after the festive period. If you fancy doing something else on a January evening aside from sitting in at home, why not come to the first ‘Climate Communications Hub’ of the year? There will be an interactive workshop and discussion about the Active Hope approach, led by Dr Aaron Thierry.
The Active Hope approach, also known as The Work That Reconnects, has been developed by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. It is a process by which we work towards that which we deeply desire. The crux of the process is a transformation: in honouring, rather than denying, our pain for the world, we can move beyond fear and paralysis to work towards our vision. Dr Aaron Thierry will give us a taster workshop and there is the possibility of offering a longer experience to interested people in future. Aaron has been actively campaigning on climate solutions for over a decade and is the presenter of ‘The Brutal Logic of Climate Change‘ which you can watch here
The evening takes place on Thursday, January 17th 7.30 to 9.30pm at Workroom 1 in the Diamond Building, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7RD, just off West Street, number 199 on the university map which you can find here. The event is free, but places are limited so please reserve your place through the Eventbrite here. Food and drink is available in the Diamond café until 8pm.
The Climate Communications Hub is a working group of the Carbon Neutral University Network at the University of Sheffield, in association with Sheffield Climate Alliance, and we are open to anyone from within University or the city. We meet on the third Thursday of every month, usually at the University of Sheffield, from 7.30 to 9.30pm.