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 Tuesday at a glance...  

group of dancers leapingAcosia Red Elk dancer

Daniel Press | Zsea Bowmani | Simiran Chandra | Shelby Coyne | Waeli Wang | Dancers | Kristin Kusanovich | Andrew Gunther | Brian Thorstenson | Luka Bloom & the band | Acosia Red Elk | Christian Takes the Gun Parrish aka Supaman




COOKING TODAY                    

The Forge Garden pressents today's cooking challenge: SOURCING INGREDIENTS from LOCAL FARMS.  

COUNTING TODAY                   

tUrn TUESDAY Challenge: Try to locate 5 climate action groups in your town online and sign up for one or more of their mailing lists or join your neighborhood, city or county group!  Email with the 5 URLs of the organizations you found in your area and  the one you decided to subscribe to or join and why. Send your current address. A mystery seed pack will be mailed to you as thanks for taking that step.


10:30–11:45 AM                   

MAKING BIG, DIRTY STUFF BETTER: Promising Developments in American Industrial Ecology

with SCU’s College of Arts & Sciences Dean, Dr. Daniel Press   

DANIEL PRESS began as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University in July 2020. He taught at UC Santa Cruz for 28 years, where he helped establish the Environmental Studies Ph.D., a master’s degree in Coastal Science and Policy, and an Agroecology bachelor’s degree program. Press served as UC Santa Cruz’s executive director of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, raising substantial funds for the program’s facilities and staff. His research is in the area of environmental policy and industrial ecology, and he is the author of three books on US environmental politics and policy. In addition to being Dean, he is also on the faculty of the SCU Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

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12:15–1:15 PM           

LAW & CLIMATE: Uncertain Futures, Climate Justice, & Eco-Accountability

with Zsea Bowmani, JD, and SCU Law students Simiran Chanda, Shelby Coyne and Ranika Sharma.

Can our courts protect our climate from our government through cases like Juliana v US?

Can the voice of youth, women, Indigenous and other courageous peoples overwhelm that of the fossil fuel lobby?

Join moderator Zsea Bowmani, JD, and Law students Simiran Chanda, Shelby Coyne & Ranika Sharma (JD Candidates, ’22) for an exciting discussion of three compelling cases and their dramatic progress.

ZSEA BOWMANI (@LiberationGreen) is an attorney and legal scholar with a focus on environmental justice, race, gender, and human rights. He is a Leonard I. Weinglass Fellow with the National Lawyers Guild and works with grassroots groups in Bayview Hunters Point to stop a megadevelopment project that would displace residents and add significant air pollution to a low-income neighborhood of color that is already burdened with multiple pollution sources. Zsea is also a member of SCU's Climate Change Research Group and the Environmental Justice and Common Good Initiative. Over the years, Zsea has worked on legal cases and state and federal policies to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, to challenge the criminalization of marginalized communities, and to expand access to health care. Zsea's research has been published in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law and the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. Zsea’s most recent research, sponsored in part by a grant from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, explores the distinct approaches of the U.S. and Cuba towards the climate crisis and the impact that the decades-old Cuban embargo has had on progress and meaningful change. Zsea received his B.A. in History from Stanford University and his J.D. from Santa Clara Law ('14) with certificates in Public Interest and Social Justice Law and Public International Law.

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2:00–3:30 PM            

ECO-ANXIETY WORKSHOP: Uncertain Futures, Climate Grief, Healing Breath & Our Changing Seasons 

Experiential Movement Session with Kristin Kusanovich (SCU) & Waeli Wang (Univ. Kansas)  

This session delves into our fears, our shared uncertain futures, our grief, and our hopes. We are our environment and our actions will make a difference. How to stay sustained in this struggle? How to find a deep well of curiosity and power? The arts can help us here.                                         

Climate anxiety has pervaded people of all ages now aware of the climate emergency. This anxiety is complex, yet deserves to be addressed, as all stress inhabits the body in some way, and leads to dis-ease. The uncertain future paradigm may be a way forward psychologically and mentally, but that habituated stress needs to be dealt with too. This workshop will help us understanding and process the stage of climate grief that each of us may be in, from an embodied perspective. Drawing on the wisdom of embodied knowledge may be a key to our remaining sustainable and whole in tumultous times. Professors Wang and Kusanovich bring a lifetime of experience as a dance and movement practitioners and will lead us through ways to focus on breath and subtle energy cultivation. All bodily movements can be performed while sitting, or while standing or moving through space. No particular technical training is needed. Open to all abilities. 

WAELI WANG is a movement artist, filmmaker, and educator. She creates interdisciplinary contemporary works interweaving personal, familial, social, and artistic contexts to investigate the human condition. Wang works with the concept of akasha, meaning the supposed universal etheric field in which a record of past events is imprinted to describe her practice of sourcing and collecting a diverse range of movement and imagery, figurative and abstract, and from the poetic personal to explore as an active artist citizen. Her collaborative interdisciplinary choreography and films have shown in internationally curated performances and screenings over the last decade and continues to make work focusing on identity as a departure point. Cultivating community, experiential learning, and a dedication to diversity are central to her art-making practice and teaching philosophy. Wang is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Kansas where she teaches Modern/Contemporary and continues her research. She holds an MFA degree in Dance from the University of California, Irvine & a BFA in Film Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

Bring a piece of paper and something to write with, or a notebook/journal, or sketch book.

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4:00–5:20 PM                 



with CLIMATE REALITY LEADER Andrew Gunther, Founder, Center for Ecosystem Management & Restoration

DR. ANDREW GUNTHER received his Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987, and he has worked at the intersection of environmental science and policy since 1979. He has extensive experience in applying science to the development of air, water, and endangered species policy, and for the past several years has been working with a broad array of organizations to help prepare our region for a changing climate. He served as Assistant Chief Scientist for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Program, and he was the first manager of the State of California’s program that monitors for toxic substances in San Francisco Bay. In 2017, Andy became the ninth person to win Jean Auer Environmental Award from the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, which honors his “significant contribution toward improving environmental quality in the Bay-Delta Estuary.”

He was recently appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. He also serves on the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Union of Concerned Scientists.


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7:00–8:00 PM                 

ART for CLIMATE'S SAKE: Eco-Music and Healing

with Brian Thorstenson & Kristin Kusanovich (Theatre & Dance), and Sarah Neil (SCU'21, Studio Arts)

Featuring visual art promoting a Green New Deal, choreography, playreadings, and other artistic expressions of climate data. Art brings us truth and also is a path to inner peace and strength in tumult. 

This Fall 2020 tUrn features Who Will Heal the Land?—music offered especially for tUrn week from Irish singer/songwriter Luka Bloom and Why?  by native hip-hop artist Christian Takes the Gun Parrish, aka, Supaman.

BRIAN THORSTENSON is a San Francisco based writer, teacher and occasional performer. Brian was a founding member of The Z Collective and one of the first resident artists of the Z Space. He is an alumni of the Resident Playwright Program of the Playwrights Foundation and one of the founding members of 6NewPlays. Recent projects have included Dearly Gathered with choreographers Rowena Richie, Christy Funsch and Chris Black, Fugue with Detour Dance and Wakefield with 6NewPlays. He is a lecturer in Playwriting and Devised Theater at Santa Clara University and has an MFA from San Francisco State University. 

Bring a piece of paper and something to write with, or a notebook/journal, or sketch book.

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 a train and green building projects 

The Green New Deal by Artist Jordan Johnson, Austin, TX available at CreativeAction.Network