Localizing Climate Change Through Place-based Relationships: Water's Role
Speaker: Kate Flick
Climate change impacts us all and can be informed by many ways of knowing; however, it often remains an abstract concept that remains distant or controversial. In this interactive presentation, we explore climate change as a way to ground in place and justice in order to mobilize and empower diverse ways of knowing in Place. We will explore the creation of wheels of time and ecocultural calendars within your place and community as a way to track and understand climate change as a local phenomenon connected to a place-based sense of time. We ground in mapping layers of place and connecting these layers to important cultural relationships, which include outdoor activities and key plants, and animals. Water can play a central role in all of these relationships. As we identify these relationships, we can localize climate change by understanding how these relationships through the past, present, and future.