The Joanna Macy Center at Naropa (JMC@N) seeks to advance the vision and legacy of Dr. Joanna Macy’s work in order to empower present and future generations in building a more resilient world that works for all.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 @7:30 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder CO 80304
Co-sponsored by Naropa's JMC & Summer Writing Program
$20 General Admission / $15 Students / Free - Summer Writing Program participants!
Seating is limited - tickets are going fast!
Naropa University's Joanna Macy Center & the Summer Writing Program are honored to present international environmental activist and accomplished writer Bill McKibben for a look at the current state of the climate change movement. In 2014, Naropa University accepted a nationwide challenge from 350.org to become one of a dozen colleges and universities nationally to fully divest from fossil fuels.
Bill McKibben is one of the most influential environmentalists of our time. Bill is the recipient of the 2014 Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book, The End of Nature, is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books. Bill is the co-founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.
Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Kristin Anderson-Bohan at 303-546-3593 or email@example.com at least two weeks prior to the event.
$15 General Admission, $5 Students / Details and Registration coming May 22, 2016!
Part of our mission at JMC@N is convening community and building a network. In that spirit, we want to let you know about some great events hosted by like-minded organizations. We hope you’ll check them out.
Mission: The Joanna Macy Center at Naropa (JMC@N) seeks to advance the vision and legacy of Dr. Joanna Macy’s work in order to empower present and future generations in building a more resilient world that works for all.
Building a more resilient world through Dr. Macy’s work, we focus on three specific areas: her root teachings known as The Work That Reconnects (WTR), Liberation Buddhist scholarship, and Nuclear Guardianship.
Dr. Joanna Macy is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology; she has been a visionary force in environmental activism for over five decades. Her groundbreaking work, The Work That Reconnects, draws from spiritual traditions, general systems theory, and deep ecology to inspire a transition to sustainable human culture.
The best way to find out more about the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa is to attend one of our events. For any other questions or to join our mailing list, please contact Program Manager, Karta Elise Hassler.