The Emotional Burdens of Oppression and the Climate Crisis
22apr3:00 pm5:00 pmThe Emotional Burdens of Oppression and the Climate CrisisOnline- Zoom3:00 pm - 5:00 pm OrganiserSustaining All LifeEvent TypeWorkshop & Training
We humans came to this earth expecting a good world characterized by fairness, justice and equity.
We humans came to this earth expecting a good world characterized by fairness, justice and equity. We expected humans to treat each other and their natural environment with respect and care.
Instead, we found a world filled with relationships of domination and subordination where our social identities were used to determine our access to the resources we needed to live fulfilling lives. We entered a world where the earth and her resources were treated as a commodity to be exploited for the benefit and profit of those with the means to engage in the exploitation. This excessive and uncontrolled exploitation of the earth and her resources, fueled by greed, has resulted in the development of conditions that threaten the future of life on planet earth – climate change.
The emotional burdens of living with these realities, both the experiences of domination and subordination resulting from oppression, and the existential threat resulting from the climate crisis, has left us with enormous emotional burdens. This unhealed emotional burden interrupts our ability to develop and hold a vision and perspective that enables us to create effective solutions to the climate crisis. Unhealed, this emotional burden interferes with our ability to develop the relationships that are needed to interrupt oppression and to take effective action in the world to appropriately address the climate crisis.
We know that the Planet will survive. We believe that it is still possible to create the relationships that will enable us to interrupt oppression, limit the effects of human caused climate change, and restore the environment.
In this workshop, we create space and share a process for healing climate grief and releasing the emotional burdens that we carry as a result of oppression and the damage to the planet.
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(Thursday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm