Navigating Climate Change in Uncertain Times

  • Saturday, May 05, 2018
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass. 01201


Navigating Climate Change in Uncertain Times
Cultivating Personal and Political Resilience for a Thriving Future

An illustrated talk by Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D.
Professor at Bard College at Simon's Rock

Saturday, May 5th, 3pm
Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield

Join us for the second lecture in OLLI's 2018 Distinguished Speakers Series. Tickets may be ordered online by clicking here, over the phone at 413.236.2190, or are available at the door: $10 for OLLI and Berkshire Museum members; $15 for the general public; free for youth 17 & under and BCC students. Forum credit available.

In this inspiring interdisciplinary lecture, Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. draws on literature, history, philosophy, environmental studies, politics & economics to situate climate change as an urgent personal and political call to action. Only by aligning our individual and social values with our relationship to our planet, she argues, will we be able to create the thriving future we yearn for.

Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. is an associate professor of comparative literature, gender studies and media studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Her new memoir, What I Forgot ...And Why I Remembered: A Journey to Environmental Awareness and Activism Through Purposeful Memoir, is accompanied by her writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion (Green Fire Press, 2017). She is the editor of the anthologies Women Writing Resistance in Latin America and the Caribbean (Beacon Press, 2017); African Women Writing Resistance: Contemporary Voices (University of Wisconsin Press, 2010); and Writing Fire: Celebrating the Power of Women’s Words (Green Fire Press, 2017). She frequently offers community writing workshops in purposeful memoir through her new organization, Berkshire Women Writers / Green Fire Writers' Workshops.

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