As more municipalities are declaring Climate Emergencies in their communities, it's great to see local organizations offering practical discussions and workshops that offer ways to move forward on the issue. One such event is this one at the Kitchener Public Library (Central). The free event happens Dec 9th starting at 7pm. You do need to register and there is a limit of 2 tickets per email address. (You also don't need to print your tickets). Here are the details:
"Rising Tides is a collection of short fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir and poetry addressing the past, present and future of climate change. Bringing stories about climate change—both catastrophic and subtle—closer to home, this new anthology inspires reflection, understanding, conversation and action. With more than forty purposefully written pieces, Rising Tides emphasizes the need for intimate stories and thoughtful attention, and also for a view of climate justice that is grounded in ongoing histories of colonialism and other forms of environmental and social devastation. These stories parallel the critical issues facing the planet, and imagine equitable responses for all Canadians, moving beyond denial and apocalypse and toward shared meaning and action.
Join us for a special discussion about climate change storytelling with Jesse Thistle, Laurie D. Graham, Timothy Leduc, and Cate Sandilands - editor of the forthcoming anthology Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate Changing Times"