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HEADLINERS + RESOURCES + PARTNERS + U = tUrn

tUrn is designed as a dynamic interplay of transformative headliner events, 

resources grouped by themes to spark conversation and action,

and partners near and far who are making it all happen

+, most importantly,

U!

tUrn takes pace for one week in October and one week in April

 fall 2020 tUrn3 was October 12-16

spring 2021 tUrn4 will be April 19-23

 

To navigate our site, please check out these areas to learn more...

 

SHARED GOALS

What could change by having a week in fall and in spring

dedicated to climate crisis awareness and action?

 

Goal 1:

 Re-center vulnerable communities & voices 

as leaders/teachers with regards to climate crisis.

Goal 2:

Raise awareness of the climate crisis 

through interdisciplinary examinations of truth, beauty and the common good 

and further educate and inspire even the already committed.

Goal 3:

Raise alarm levels to appropriate, situation-matching levels.

Goal 4:

Inspire hope in and engagement from non-specialists.

Goal 5

Inspire interest in focused, strategic, spiritually-grounded, 

informed actions (small and large scale).

 

H E A D L I N E R S

Deep dives into all different aspects of the climate crisis

from health to business, from arts to sciences.

Each event has a unique focus and feel.

Examples of headliners include

a 10-hour reading of laudato si’,

the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,

discussions of the relationship of covid-19 to the climate crisis,

and workshops ranging from eco-anxiety stress reduction

to leading in industries from the triple bottom line.

See the headliners tab above

for a sample of what

previous tUrns 

have offered.

 

R E S O U R C E S

Teach with tUrn or hold your own discussion.

tUrn curates a single click pdf downloadable document

containing interdisciplinary perspectives in thematic chapters.

For articles, talks, videos,

data visualizations, and research on

climate crisis awareness and action see the resources tab above.  

 

P A R T N E R S

tUrn works with a local and global network of partners

who lead their own sustainability efforts, create their own tUrn events or attend headliners at SCU

including Jesuit Volunteer Corps and Earth Day Network,

the global organizer of Earth Day Events.

Become a partner by emailing us at turnproject@scu.edu

 

FUTURE tUrns

WHAT ARE YOU DOING APRIL 19-23, 2021?

tUrn returns in April 2021

Consider what you might do between now and then

to make the future less perilous for all those to come.

Report out on changes, small and large,

that we've undertaken

between tUrn weeks.

 

KEEP IT TOGETHER | BRING PEOPLE IN

It is important to work together and not be in isolation while facing the scientific

consensus that we are in a climate crisis.

Expanding our notion of expert, we seek the wisdom of lesser heard voices.

Let's create that supportive community that can do great things.

We got this.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

tUrn acknowledges that at Santa Clara University we work, teach and study on the traditional lands of the Ohlone. In an effort to affirm indigenous sovereignty we intentionally begin our inquiry into climate crisis in the autumn on what is recognized as Indigenous People's Day and in the spring by centering our tUrn offerings on indigenous youth activists in order to honor, affirm, support, listen and learn from Native Peoples.

Our Headliners, Resources, and Advisory Board reflect this intention.

 

This effort to normalize the discourse around climate crisis and move into solution mode is greatly assisted by

Santa Clara University College of Arts & Sciences

Center for Arts & Humanities

Cara Uy & Lindsey Kalkbrenner | Center for Sustainability

Initiative on Environmental Justice for the Common Good

The Interdisciplinary tUrn: A Climate Crisis Research Group

SCU*Presents 

contact us at turnproject@scu.edu