SCI Talks: Transformative Conversations on Climate

Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Climate change is the pre-eminent global issue of our time, yet many of us still struggle to find the right language, time and place to talk about it. Beyond Crisis is a 1-hour film that models a constructive dialogue on climate change, with over 50 diverse voices spread over 5 chapters. Drawing from the major themes presented in the film, this workshop will focus on techniques for hosting meaningful dialogues and deepening engagement in these areas. Short clips from the film will be presented, followed by engaging activities for us to reflect and share knowledge and experiences, opening ourselves to greater transformative discourse around climate. 

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Kai is a documentary and social change filmmaker, experienced in end-to-end video storytelling and creation, co-founder of the multimedia company Better Creative. Beyond Crisis is his first feature-length film, as a powerful story for new & transformative discourse around global climate change.

Kai is a graduate of the University of Waterloo's Master of Climate Change (MCC) program and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a focus on film and video, through NSCAD University. Production credits include short works for social change groups such as, Swarm, Climate Matters, the Climate Emergency Institute and the Goenchi Mati Movement among others. 



SCI Talks is intended to engage and educate UW community members on sustainability ideas. Each talk will be presented by a local member of the community who is involved in sustainability whether it's head-on or behind-the-scenes. Each talk is 1 hour long with a presentation or workshop and Q & A at the end. You will have the opportunity to network and engage with the speaker throughout their talk - ask any questions you have on their experiences and passions.

The SCI Talks are going to be held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM at EV3-4408 from October 5 to November 9 (excluding October 12). Every time you attend a SCI Talk you have a higher chance of winning in our Weekly Draw.

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Bring your friends for an educational and fun experience! We hope to see you all there!