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.

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Maria Talero

Founder, Climate Courage, LLC
Maria is a native Colombian educator and facilitator with 20 years experience in designing transformative social learning environments. She believes that we jump-start deep and authentic engagement on collective action issues by fostering empathetic and trusting relationships in organizations... Read More →

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