How do we talk with people who think so differently? Understanding how people arrive at different beliefs is becoming an essential skill in navigating our personal and organizational work in the world whether in climate advocacy or social justice work. In the face of growing social, ecological, and political challenges there is an urgency to work together to create solutions. However, at the same time, there is a realization that often we seem miles apart in our assumptions and priorities about what to do.

Our community has an excellent opportunity to explore such concerns at a timely workshop called “Getting Outside our Bubbles: Understanding Different Perspectives.” The worksh
op will be held on Tuesday June 20 at the Nelson United Church hall (602 Silica St.) between 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Admission is by donation.

The workshop will be led by Jan Inglis, PhD, who has worked on public engagement, perception, and motivation in relation to addressing climate change for many years. We will explore how different perspectives and worldviews arise and practice ways of responding to get beyond perpetuating ‘us and them’ divisions.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is hosting the workshop, which is co-sponsored by the Nelson United Church, Nelson Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative, and West Kootenay EcoSociety.

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