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Saturday, February 10 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Social Psychology and Storytelling: Lessons From The Frontlines of Climate Communication

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In the U.S. today, there is a mind-boggling disconnect between widespread climate denial and the dire warnings of climate scientists as they track the impact of climate change and global warming around the world. There are some very solid reasons for this disconnect, rooted in human psychology. "Cultural cognition" research reveals the dominant political stories (narratives) in our society that are responsible for widespread denial of evidence on many social issues, not just climate change. This workshop will help you identify these deep political stories wherever you encounter them - at work, among friends and family, or in the policy-making sphere. We'll look closely at why they explain more than a simple "left vs. right" lens, and then we'll practice challenging their dominance by crafting our own authentic, personal narratives and stories. This will be a highly interactive workshop with plenty of visual aids, small-group discussion and hands-on practice.

Speakers
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Maria Talero

Founder, Climate Courage, LLC
I'm a Colombian, bilingual, climate change educator, facilitator and consultant. I design and implement social learning processes that jumpstart authentic communication and action on climate change as well as other social issues. My approach is based on my academic research in an... Read More →


Saturday February 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
SEEC N128

Attendees (32)