The theme for Climate Prep Week 2020 is "Climate Resilience is Social Resilience". The Massachusetts Library System is partnering with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) for Climate Prep Week to help libraries and their communities better prepare for extreme weather events. In lieu of Covid-19 and recent critical conversations around racial justice in society, CREW and MLS have organized several central events for libraries and their communities around the intersections of climate resilience, racial justice, and social resilience.
This social media toolkit is provided for Climate Prep Week partners to publicize CREW's virtual programs. Please share the graphics and text below on your library's social media. All Massachusetts libraries can sign-up to partner with CREW and promote these programs to their patrons. Also, Massachusetts libraries can sign-up to host their own programs and be featured on the Climate Prep Week map.
Visit: www.climatecrew.org for more information.
Hashtags: #ClimatePrepWeek #ClimateCREW #LibraryCREW
Week of Events Graphic
Join us for a community talk on 9/23 @ 7pm w/ @masslibsystem, @climatecrews, & acclaimed writer/sociologist @EricKlinenberg, author of 'Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, & the Decline of Civic Life' https://us02web.zoom.us/
Join us for a community discussion on 9/23 @ 7pm with acclaimed writer and sociologist @EricKlinenberg, author of Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality and Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago and @climatecrews Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/
9/24 @ 1pm - Resilient Agriculture: Climate Impacts on Our Foods Systems and How We Can Respond
On 9/24 @ 1pm EST @climatecrews &@masslibsystem are sponsoring a panel discussion with women farmers in Zimbabwe dealing with climate impacts and how they have been resilient in face of a changing landscape. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/
9/24 @ 1pm EST @climatecrews and @masslibsystem are sponsoring a panel discussion with Enet Mukurazita, Rachel Sperling, Thandiwe Chidavarume, Caroline Mutimbanyoka, and Saliwe Mutetwa-Zakariya, about their experience as women farmers in Zimbabwe dealing with climate impacts and how they have been resilient in face of a changing landscape. Register in advance for this webinar:
9/25 @ 10am - Neighborhood by Neighborhood: Mapping Our Resilience
Join us Fri. 9/25 for an overview of a Boston mapping project with @climateCREWS, @CLF, & @CityOfBoston. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/
Join us Fri. 9/25 @ 10am for an overview of a Boston mapping project with @climatecrews, Conservation Law Foundation, and the City of Boston. This event will explore community assets that can be used for a more climate-resilient future that better serves communities of color and marginalized neighborhoods. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/
9/26 @ 7pm - The Economics of Climate Change: How Culture Has Impacted Sustainability: Social Justice, Environmental Justice, and Economic Equity with Madhavi Venkatesan, PhD
Join us 9/26 @ 7pm for a talk on the Economics of Climate Change: How Culture Has Impacted Sustainability: Social Justice, Environmental Justice w/ @drmvenkatesan, academic economist and executive director of Sustainable Practices Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/
Join us 9/26 @ 7pm for a talk on the Economics of Climate Change with Academic Economist, Environmental Activist, Madhavi Venkatesan. Madhavi will lead a discussion focused on the relationship between economics and sustainability: social justice, environmental justice, and economic equity, and also how our focus on economic growth has facilitated the speed of global Climate Change and exacerbated social justice issues along with the other two components of sustainability. Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/
9/29 @ 6:30pm - How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture
Join us Tues. 9/29 @ 6:30 for a discussion on how repair events can transform our throwaway culture with Repair Revolution authors, Elizabeth Knight & John Wackman w/ @climatecrews @masslibsystem Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UHRz2-VHTn27KnTNyy_G_Q
Join us 9/29 @ 6:30pm for a conversation on How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture with Elizabeth Knight & John Wackman authors of Repair Revolution. This event will look at how repair events in libraries and other spaces are helping bring people together around common goals of sustainability, stewardship, community resilience, as well as social and climate justice. This conversation will be led by Blue Marble Librarian, Gabrielle Griffis.@climatecrews @masslibsystem Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UHRz2-VHTn27KnTNyy_G_Q
9/30 @ 7pm - The Linked Fight for Racial Justice and Climate Justice
Join us 9/30 @ 6:30pm for a panel discussion on the intersection of racial justice and climate justice with @climatecrews Program Director @mlkdreaming, Rev. Karlene Griffiths, and Hajar Logan. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/
Join us 9/30 @ 6:30pm for a conversation with @climatecrews Program Director Reverend Vernon K. Walker as he speaks to Reverend Karlene Griffiths Sekou, and Hajar Logan about how there is no climate justice without racial justice and how the fight for equality has to be led by those who have been most impacted. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/
Climate Resilience is Social Resilience
This program is a partnership of Communities Responding to Extreme Weather, the Massachusetts Library System, and the Blue Marble Librarians.
Gabrielle Griffis, Assistant Youth Services Librarian at the Brewster Ladies' Library, developed the social media toolkit and the book lists for this project.