Learning from Crisis

How Do We Meet This Ecological Emergency Together?

Event Details

Date: May 15th - September 2nd, 2015
Time: Multi-day Event

A Community Conversation
with David L. Witt and Molly Sturges

Birds, frogs, big cats, caribou, sea otters and multitudes of other animals and plants are going extinct. The climate is undergoing radical and unpredictable change. Nuclear radiation, carbon-based pollution and other toxins are increasing. In the face of this, how do we stay present and not shut down ourselves, each other and the living world?
Join us for an evening of reflection, inquiry and support.

“There will always be wild land not required for settlement; and how can we better use it than by making it a sanctuary for living Wild Things that afford pure pleasure to all who see them.” -Ernest Thompson Seton, Lives of the Hunted, 1901

FREE to the public | Please Register | Space is limited
For more information please call:505-995-1860

David L. Witt is the Curator of the Seton Legacy Project. He manages the preservation and public sharing of the writings, artwork and artifacts related to the life and legacy of artist/naturalist/writer Ernest Thompson Seton. He is also the Founder of the New Mexico Art History Conference (1996) and former curator of UNM’s Harwood Museum of Art in Taos (1979-2005), David has written and produced scores of exhibitions and articles on the art and art history of New Mexico.
A lifelong naturalist, David explores mountains in New Mexico, Colorado, and California identifying and photographing wildflowers.

Molly Sturges is a composer, performer , storyteller, and facilitator. She is artistic co-director and co-founder of Lifesongs and the artist collective Littleglobe and specializes in interdisciplinary creative collaborations with a wide range of communities that foster community engagement and social transformation. In 2011 she joined the faculty at the Academy. Sturges is a Professor of Practice in Art and Ecology and The University of New Mexico and the founder and artistic director of COAL, a national arts and climate stability project.

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