With an avalanche of bad news facing us every day, how can we make sense of and better cope with fragility, mortality and ecological grief?
What are the skills and practices we can develop or hone to sustain and support ourselves and others in an age characterized by loss?
To what extent is talking about loss and mortality with compassion and care an essential skill for our current age?
This panel discussion brings together a range of thinkers and practitioners from Global North to Global South to explore ways to grow, and generate support, meaning and community in difficult times. It will conclude with a contemplative exercise to recenter ourselves after engaging with a complex topic.
Gauri Singh is presently heading the newsletter team at Youth For Climate India and is a first year Journalism student at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Her interest lies in the various intersectionalities between climate justice and other social movements and she actively speaks about issues like eco-anxiety.
Martha Crawford is a former psychotherapist who worked providing individual therapy and clinical supervision for a long time. Martha now facilitates groups on death, dreams, mysticism, community resilience and psychologies of liberation.
Nivi Achanta, is the founder and CEO of Soapbox Project, a social enterprise that helps busy professionals conquer their climate anxiety. Soapbox Project combines personal responsibility, collective action, and fun!
Nivi works, speaks, and writes at the intersection of sustainability, corporate engagement, and community building. She has been featured by the New York Times, Washington Post, Grist, and more for her community work. Before founding Soapbox Project, Nivi worked with companies like Accenture, Google, Facebook, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she specialized in employee-driven impact.
Gwyn Jones is a Director at ASP, “Apprentice Elder” and guest speaker/lecturer at UK universities in sustainability, community and elderhood.
The session will be moderated by Nora Kroeger. Nora is a stakeholder engagement specialist and project designer. She works in climate, citizen engagement, and child protection and loves bringing people together for transformative impact.
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