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  • 8:30-9:30 AM
    Oct 10
    Climate Action California | Legislating Climate Solutions Locally & Statewide

    climate action california black bird on orange sun with blue sky

    With Janet Cox and Mary Buxton. A presentation on the 30x30 plan of a powerful group of change makers. Want to join a group and do climate action after tUrn week? Here’s a great local option for all attendees in the state of California.

    Janet Cox began her career in journalism and publishing, but before very long moved over to public policy and environmental communications. After many years designing and implementing public programs promoting water pollution prevention, she was laid off from her last “real job” in 2014 and turned to full-time volunteer work passing climate legislation in California. She has organized with Fossil Free California and 350 Silicon Valley, and now leads Climate Action California, a statewide grassroots group advocating for science-based legislative and policy solutions to the climate emergency we face.

    Mary Buxton worked as a psychotherapist for 42 years until her retirement in 2017. Mary then started her "retirement career" as a climate and environmental advocate.

    She has been the 30x 30 Task Force Coordinator with the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter for the past 3 years. 30x30 is an international, national and state campaign to conserve 30% of land and water by 2030. 

    Mary combines her work on the 30x30 campaign with her work as a Natural Resources team member with Climate Action California. Climate Action California seeks to resolve climate change with statewide legislative advocacy.

    Intrigued by the Santa Clara University tUrn conferences,  Mary was excited to learn that this type of sustainability education was preparing our future leaders with the knowledge they need to create a sustainable future.
  • 10:30-11:30 AM
    Oct 10
  • 2:00-3:30 PM
    Oct 10
  • 4:00-5:30 PM
    Oct 10
    Eco-poetry | Nature, Inside and Out

    author david baker

    A collaboration with Writing Forward, Dept. of English with David Baker

    Author reading and conversation with poet David Baker focusing on connections between writing and our climate moment.  David Baker is author of fifteen books of poetry and essays. His work appears in such journals as The Atlantic, The Nation, New York Times and The New Yorker.

    St. Clare Rm, 3rd floor SCU  Library & Livestreamed

    cover of poetry book: Whale Fall

    You may RSVP to attend the livestream and the link will be emailed to you, or you do not have to RSVP, just go directly to the livestream on Tuesday at 4pm
    kirk glaser with his dog
    Moderator KIRK GLASER teaches writing and literature at Santa Clara University, where he serves as Director of the Creative Writing Program and Faculty Advisor to the Santa Clara Review. His poetry has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in The Threepenny Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Nimrod, Split Rock, Chicago Quarterly Review, Catamaran, The Worcester Review, The Cortland Review, and elsewhere. Awards for his work include an American Academy of Poets prize, C. H. Jones National Poetry Prize, and University of California Poet Laureate Award. He He is co-editor of the anthology, New California Writing 2013, Heyday.
    author david baker
    Featured speaker DAVID BAKER is author of thirteen books of poetry, recently Whale Fall (Norton, 2022), Swift: New and Selected Poems, (2019), Scavenger Loop (2015), and Never-Ending Birds (2009), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. His six books of prose include Seek After: Essays on Modern Lyric Poets (2018) and Show Me Your Environment (2014). Among his awards are prizes and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, Mellon Foundation, and Poetry Society of America. His work appears in such journals as American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, The Nation, New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Yale Review.
  • 6:00-7:45 PM
    Oct 10

    Profile photo of Maria Judnick with a background of Vatican City

    a tUrn + Mission & Ministry + Center for Sustainability presentation and 

    reflective writing time with Maria Judnick

    RSVP to attend by zoom, link to film will be provided at the session. Zoom participants will attend introduction with Maria Judnick, then watch the film on their own, then come together for a discussion.

    To attend the in-person screening of Pope Francis' film The Letter in the Library and Learning Commons Viewing Room A, please rsvp here.

    Enter the Library, go straight, and turn left at the first hallway. 

    Screening room is straight ahead!

  • 8:00-9:00 PM
    Oct 10
    tUrnout: Student-Led Reflection Session & Climate Action Power Hour

    Photo of a group of smiling students with a night sky in the background

    Take action Monday–Thursday in a supportive group environment with fellow students who want to make a difference. Snacks, writing prompts, friendship. Led by tUrn student crew members.

    Tuesday's tUrnout is on the first floor of the Library & Learning Commons, Viewing Room 1