Building a Resilient Community: Cool Davis Coalition Hosts Bob Doppelt
COALITION MEETING AND PRESENTATION
Building a Resilient Community: Transformational Resilience to Address Climate Change & Other Trauma & Stress in Our Community
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Webinar on Zoom
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! LISTEN IN ON BUSINESS MEETING STARTING AT 4:30pm OR CHECK IN AT 5pm FOR PRESENTATION ONLY
COALITION MEETING ITEMS
- 4:30pm Coalition Business Meeting Presentation on Coalition planning; Brief check-in and announcements from working groups and partners (YIACJ, DFF, DEVA, Cool Cuisine)
- 5:00pm – 6:30pm Guest Speaker Bob Doppelt and Panel followed by Q&A Panelists TBA
The Cool Davis Coalition hosts a presentation by Bob Doppelt on Building Community Resilience followed by a panel discussion featuring local community leaders. Bob Doppelt, is the Director of The Resource Innovation Group affiliated with Willamette University. He is author of many books and publications in the Cool Davis library including Climate Communications and Behavior Change and Transformational Resilience. He is adjunct faculty at University of Oregon, where he teaches systems thinking and global warming planning and policy. He is engaged regionally, nationally and internationally promoting strategies for community resilience in the face of the climate crisis.
Why is a discussion about building community resilience so important?
Climate science indicates that global temperatures will, in the not too distant future, rise above the 2.7-degree F. temperature threshold that unleashes civilization-changing impacts. Most communities are unprepared for the coming tsunami of individual and collective traumas that will result. If we remain so, climate-generated psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems will threaten the health, safety, and well-being of every child and adult. They will also intensify racism, sexism, and other forms of systemic oppressions. And, they will activate a vicious cycle of accelerating inward-focused self-protective emotional reactions that block efforts to slash emissions and make it even harder to reduce the climate emergency to manageable levels. Thus, the urgent need to establish methods to preventing and healing climate-generated individual and collective traumas cuts across mental health, social justice, climate change, and many other issues.
What participants will learn through this presentation and panel discussion
- Why launching community-based, multi-systemic, population-level mental wellness and resilience initiatives is essential to successfully combat the climate emergency– and many other social, economic, and ecological challenges.
- The core principles and elements of community-based, multi-systemic, population-level mental wellness and resilience initiatives, how to organize them, and the many benefits they provide for children, families, businesses, non-profits, and the public sector.
- Federal, state, and local policies needed to foster and sustain community-based, multi-systemic, population-level mental wellness and resilience initiatives.
- Local action and systems that we can build upon.
Join us for this important discussion!
Check out Bob’s article in his hometown news addressing Oregon’s recent wildfire traumas.
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