FRIDAY | MAY 1, 2020 | 7:30-9:30 pm MT
We (the earth and us) are all in this together. Come join us for a conversation about how we and others are connecting to the natural world.
Your home or hang out of choice via Zoom.
Jana Spangler has offered to host again. Below is info for making a Zoom convo a great experience for all.
I will post the Zoon link for the conversation in the next email
Find a comfortable chair and join us!
As we reflect on the recent 50th anniversary of Earth Day, while experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, what lessons are we learning about our connectedness to each other and the natural world? What can we do with this knowledge of the interconnectedness of all things to build a healthy, sustainable future? And how do we meet the challenges of growth, development, politics with creativity, innovation and compassion?
After Deeda introduces the topic and shares some of her story and observations, we will break into smaller virtual groups to explore your experiences or thoughts on the topic. We’ll then come back to the larger group and share what came up as well as have the opportunity to ask Deeda questions. (Please remember to share air time. You can find guidelines for productive conversations here).
I discovered Deeda back in February, when Kristen Iverson and I attended a rally to oppose the inland port proposed to be built north west of Salt Lake City. Recently I was asked to freelance for a firm to help promote the port which I turned down. I contacted Deeda to see how I might help their cause and was very impressed with her as well as her resume so I asked her to lead a discussion on this months topic.
Deeda Seed, Senior Utah Field Campaigner, works with the Center for Biological Diversity’s national grassroots campaign to protect wildlife, people, lands and the planet. Before joining the Center, Deeda worked for 10 years for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, where she organized support for Utah’s redrock wilderness. Over her 30-year career as an activist and organizer in Utah she’s worked on a wide range of social-justice, civil-rights and environmental issues. She also served a four-year term on the Salt Lake City Council, and was chief of staff and communications director in the administration of Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson.
EXPLORE BEFORE WE MEET:
ZOOM RECORDING OF THIS FAITH AGAIN:
TIPS FOR BETTER ZOOMING
Before you begin the Zoom Conversation:
- Prior to when we meet, get your camera and mic ready and troubleshoot any problems. It would be wise to do a dry run with the camera and microphone on your device before we converse. Best to have the camera at eye level so that it is as if we would talk to each other in person. You can use a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
- If you are having difficulty with the technology, don’t hold up the meeting by distracting other participants for solutions. Try Googling your problem. I do that with most of my life’s problems.
- Find a quiet place to get comfortable and that you can hang out in for a couple of hours.
- Be aware that the rest of the group can see you and what is behind you. Avoid having bright lights, distracting images, or people or pets wandering around behind you. No Bigfoot bombing in the background please.
- Please don’t wander around doing other things. This is not General Conference, it’s a CONVERSATION.
- And don’t pick your nose. Besides, we aren’t supposed to be touching our faces anyway right now.
- Mute your microphone when you are not speaking so noises are not heard by everyone else
- Resist the urge to multitask—be with us people. Knitting is still allowed though.
- Please share air time and follow the guidelines under “Intentions” on this website.
To enter the Zoom conversation:
- Click on the Zoom link above, and if a password is requested, enter the one given above.
- Once you click the link Zoom should open, and you should be able to see and hear other participants.
- If you can’t hear the host, me, or others, find your settings and make sure you have a working microphone and speaker selected. Also, make sure you have your volume up.