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Bringing Climate Change Home: Empowering Communities

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In the last decade the anthropology of climate change has been developing at an unprecedented rate and promises to play a crucial role in local to global actions towards adaptation and mitigation and the cultural transformations necessary for a sustainable global society. The applied anthropology of climate change involves engaging local communities and beginning the dialogue they need to move forward and work together towards common answers and goals.

How can we bring this important dialogue into our communities? Susie Crate, a Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University, is offering a program, based on:

to work with communities adjacent to anthropology departments nationwide (and even internationally!)—in your hometown! Reach out to Susie directly to begin coordinating a program that could work in your community.

This can involve:

1) a community knowledge exchange, soliciting local knowledge of change and establishing a process of community action;

2) a screening of the 2015 documentary The Anthropologist followed by a community knowledge exchange, soliciting local knowledge of change and establishing a process of community action;

3) an applied anthropology of climate change workshop with students followed by a knowledge exchange OR screening and knowledge exchange.

4) a semester-long distance course with Susie involving 4 3-hour distance classes, one on-site class with a screening of the documentary, public lecture and follow-up work in the community.

For more info and to discuss possibilities for your department and in your greater community, contact Susie: scrate1@gmu.edu



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