Spotlight on Care - Earth Day, Earth Lessons: Prairie Divination as Climate Counseling

11:00am-12:00pm CT Thursday, April 22, 2021 Online
Hosted by The Commons, the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, and the Spencer Museum of Art; with support from the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring

How might thinking with plants and animals allow us a different lens through which to see our present world and histories—and help to imagine futures? What do we learn when we seek alternative sources of wisdom, ones that resist narratives of productivity, accumulation, and disposability? How can we practice listening to our intuition, to our own heart? This session will explore and inspire the cultivation of personal and creative practices that deepen our relationships with the more-than-human persons who live with and around us. We’ll explore possibilities for collaboration through a look at the prairie divination project, a brief introduction to divination, as well as a shared practice. Led by poet and associate professor of English, Megan Kaminski.

Link to Zoom Registration.

Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Activity, Care & Well-being, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Humans in a More Than Human World