FROM AFGHANISTAN to AUSTRALIA
SCU STUDENTS GETTING ROOTED, STEPPING UP and REACHING OUT to create a BETTER FUTURE
tUrn end-of-week Challenge: EMAIL us at tUrnproject@scu.edu
- the total number and list of those events you attended
- with a quote about one thing you got out of tUrn week.
- with a picture of yourself (optional)
Attendees with the highest number of tUrn events attended, or the best reflection on the week will be featured in social media posts for tUrn and receive a packet of wildflower seeds. Thank you and we hope to feature you in our post!
8—8:45 AM (PST) / 7:30-8:15 PM (KABUL) AFGHANISTAN PARTNERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL CARE
Friday Morning Chat about the environmental projects of our tUrn Partner in Afghanistan
9:15—10:15AM (PST) ALUMNI FEATURE | GONZAGA, CREIGHTON & SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
JESUIT UNIVERSITY CLIMATE LEADERS ALUMNI PANEL
10:30—11:30 AM (PST) Associated Student Government CLIMATE REALITY FEATURE
The Climate Emergency: Students, life, and where we are at
with Gary White
moderated by SCU Associated Student Government Co-Presidents Abigail Alvarez & Angel Lin
With seas rising, global heat records falling, and storms becoming more and more devastating, the reality of climate change has never been clearer. But with clean energy solutions like wind and solar getting more affordable, batteries getting better, and buildings becoming more efficient every year, the way forward is also clear.
The Climate Reality Project, founded by former Vice-President Al Gore, is working to accelerate the global shift from the dirty fossil fuels driving climate change to renewables so we can power our lives and economies without destroying our planet.
GARY H. WHITE became a trained Climate Reality Leader in the summer of 2015 in Toronto. He has given 275 presentations to over 19,000 people to date and serves as the Co-chair of Presentations with the Climate Reality SF Bay Area chapter. Additionally, Gary founded Extinction Rebellion San Mateo, A climate activist group that employs non-violent direct action on the Peninsula. He is also a leader of Citizens Climate Lobby.
Currently retired, Gary spent nearly 30 years as a human resources executive in Silicon Valley with Apple, Intuit, and Palm. In addition to HR, he oversaw corporate social responsibility at his workplaces for over 15 years. He holds a BA in sociology from Stony Brook University, a MSW from UC Berkeley, and an executive education certifi
ABBY ALVAREZ SCU'22 is a political science and spanish double major and is extremely committed to social justice. In high school, she founded an integrated after school program for kids with disabilities, and worked as an inclusion assistant for Portland Parks and Recreation. She has served as the president of the board of directors of a youth empowerment organization and a SCCAP program coordinator in the Health and Disabilities Department. Abigail is also active in Advocacy for Workers on Campus (AWC) was an elected class senator in SCU's Associated Student Government (ASG) last year before moving into the co-presidency with Angel Lin for the 21-22 year.
FRIDAY 11:45-2:00 PM SOME SESSIONS may SHIFT
THE GOOD MARKET (of climate action ideas)
Opens at 11:45 AM...new topic every 15 minutes...closes at 2:00 PM
Featuring 9 student-led clubs, programs, themes, as well as inspiring alumni and guests talking about serious sustainability, generous justice, ship shape shopping and ad-vo-ca-cy.
11:45 AM Introduction to THE GOOD MARKET with your co-hosts: tbd
12:00 PM Santa Clara Sunrise: The youth movement that is on the frontline of political climate change advocacy
- Petra Glenn, Gloria Karekezi, Therese Maligranda | SCU Sunrise
12:15 PM with Emily Pachoud (SCU, Program Coordinator of SCAAP's ENACT Program) & Emily Burke (Creighton University). In this student-led session, learn about how student leadership, student leverage, and student voices are shaping divestment efforts in institutions that are not prone to enact these measures without public pressure.
- Emily Pachoud | SCU ENACT
12:30 PM Power, Policy & Protest: The history of movements
- Amanda Harvey & Sarah Danon
12:45 PM FFAC Factory Farm Awareness Coalition
- Eemon Ghasemiyeh
1 PM Environmental Justice Advocacy on Campus with ENACT
- Emily Pachoud | SCU ENACT Students for Environmental Justice
Environmental justice issues span a variety of topics, domestically and globally, and to be an environmentally just group or institution, you must be anti-colonial and anti-imperialist. This segment will dive into how ENACT works to be an environmentally just group.
1:15 PM Plastic Pollution Awareness and Beach Cleanups
- Chanel Bulllock, Penn Cooper, Will Johnson | Surfrider Foundation SCU
1:30 PM Amazon and how not to be trapped in the system that is designed to do just that
- Drew Descourouez & Alexa DeSanctis | Zarella
On average, an infant born in the US will generate more carbon emissions in its first year of life than a person living in Tanzania will generate in a lifetime. How can we work for justice while living within socio-economic systems of injustice? Alexa and Drew created a company called Zarella, an online marketplace and impact tracking tool that makes it easy to opt-out of harmful consumption and harness collecting buying power for a better future.
1:45 PM The Impact Educating Girls has on the Climate Emergency
- Amber Persson, Beta Class Member of Delta Epsilon Mu
Though often overlooked, the strategy of mobilizing educational efforts targeting girls and women is more effective than many green technologies. It is another example of how intersectional the climate emergency is.
RSVP for THE GOOD MARKET for ANY PART of it!
THE GOOD MARKET concludes at 2:00 but please jump on the zoom link below for our 3PM presentation!
tUrn week wraps up with two AUSTRALIAN CLIMATE LEADERSHIP SEGMENTS at 3pm and 4:30pm and a gathering at the Forge Garden for SCU community members at 6pm
FRIDAY 3-4 PM (PST)
PSYCHOLOGY, EDUCATION, CHILD STUDIES, ENVIRO ED., and PEACE STUDIES
[and SAT Oct 16 7AM in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA]
When children know the climate is in crisis
with Ann Sansonne, Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
ANN SANSON is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her research has principally focused on understanding the role of child, family and community characteristics in the social and emotional development and wellbeing of children, adolescents and young adults.
She is a principal investigator on the 36-year Australian Temperament Project which has followed a large community sample from infancy through early adulthood, with intergenerational follow-up of the children of the participants now underway (https://www.melbournechildrens.com/atp/). She was the initial Project Director for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children which follows 10,000 children nationwide and is currently its Principal Scientific Advisor (http://www.growingupinaustralia.gov.au). She is also an advisor to national child longitudinal studies in Ireland, New Zealand and Norway, as well as Footprints in Time (the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children). Ann has had an ongoing engagement with the contributions of psychology to social issues. She is a founder and committee member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Psychology for Peace Interest Group and a committee member of the International Network for Peace Psychology. She has worked with the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth to facilitate cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral collaborative research and knowledge exchange between researchers, policy makers and practitioners to promote the wellbeing of Australian children and youth. The major focus of her current work is on the impact of the climate crisis on current and future generations of children, and how they can best be supported to cope with their responses to it, and to adapt to its inevitable effects on their lives. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development and has over 200 publications.
FRIDAY 4:30—5:30 PM (PST) and SAT Oct 16 8:30 AM in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Making Sense of your Science-denying Cranky Uncle
Cartoonist, game designer, and scientist John Cook will talk on how to make sense of our science-denying Cranky Uncle and neutralize polarizing misinformation about climate change. He’ll walk through his critical thinking Cranky Uncle game that builds public resilience against misinformation.
JOHN COOK is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Climate Change Communication Research Hub at Monash University. His research focus is on using critical thinking to build resilience against misinformation. In 2007, he founded Skeptical Science, a website that won the 2011 Australia Museum Eureka Prize for the Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge. In 2020, he published the book Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change applying critical thinking, inoculation research, and cartoons to engage and educate readers about climate misinformation. He recently released the Cranky Uncle game, combining critical thinking, cartoons, and gamification to build players’ resilience against misinformation. He currently works with organizations like Facebook and NASA to develop evidence-based responses to climate misinformation.Featuring APP creator John Cook from Monash University, Melbourne Australia.
FRIDAY 6—7:30 PM
Forge Garden tUrn FEST: Barndance, tea & refreshments at The Forge Garden
on Benton Street one block from El Camino Real. Celebrating the community and where we'll go together.
Were you involved in tUrn week? A partner or attendee perhaps? Meet at 6:00 at the garden to hang out with others who made tUrn spin, and enjoy light refreshments infused with garden-fresh honey and fruits/veggies.
RSVP required. RSVP link tba.
Finish your tUrn week inspired and having connected with like-minded fellow climate activists!
S A T U R D A Y OCT 16 t U r n tune-up
REFLECTION SESSION for SPEAKERS/MODERATORS/WEEK's ATTENDEES
If you attended any headliner(s) or were a part of tUrn week, we invite you to reflect on your experience after taking some time for yourself in the morning in self-guided reflection/exercise/writing/dancing/contemplation/reading, then we'll join together at 11am over tea/coffee and share our experiences...
Solo time from 8AM to 11AM
Group Reflection time on zoom 11:00 AM-Noon bring coffee/tea/beverage of your choice for small group reflection and sharing.