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Social Sustainability Colloquium
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 2:00pm to Friday, January 31, 2014 - 4:00pm

Fridays, 2-4 p.m.
ASRC (Rec Center Building), Room 660
1800 SW 6th Avenue
Free and open to the public

Friday - April 25

A Missing Piece in the Sustainability Movement: The Human Spirit 



Please join us to consider these questions: What sustains your spirit in social justice work? How do we talk about our spirit in our work place?  How do we see the recognition of the importance of the human spirit as a strength and not a weakness?  

Deborah Peterson, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty, authored “A Missing Piece in the Sustainability Movement: The Human Spirit,” published in the peer-reviewed journal Sustainability: The Journal of Record, April 2014.  

By focusing narrowly on an examination of the state of the natural world, we are neglecting to incorporate the deep and enduring power of the human spirit to transform our natural and human-made environment and to support change agents in the sustainability movement and other social justice movements.

Spring 2014 Schedule

April 4: Measuring and Improving Social Impacts

April 11: Food Systems: Convening and Creating Community More info »

April 18: Social Capital and Social Cohesion through Food Systems Initiatives (April11 & 18 and May 2 & 9) More info »

May 2 Common Food Systems Strategies: Who are they helping, who are they hurting? More info »

May 9 Strengthening Community Capacity Using Food Systems Strategies
More info »

May 16: Attend the Research to Action Symposium on Food Systems

May 23 Social Sculpture (The Expanded Concept of Art): Developing New Organs of Perception as a Method of Engagement - James Reed

May 30 SAGE – Senior Advocates for Generational Equity: Inspiring people to give forward with their time, talent, and passion to enable younger and future generations to thrive - Steve Higgs and Ward Greene