Originally broadcast at 9 a.m. ET Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
As the climate crisis deepens, communities desperately need better tools to overcome divisiveness, apathy and other forces that frequently inhibit solutions. It is especially critical for all of us to understand and act on behalf of communities suffering disproportionate impacts of climate change that are least able to respond. In this episode, Cristina Bendek, a journalist, novelist and poet from San Andrés, Columbia along with Derek Gladwin, Professor in Language & Literacy Education and sustainability fellow at University of British Columbia, will come together to discuss how climate storytelling through literary-arts based education can help unify people from different backgrounds around climate solutions.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.