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What: TEDxUWLaCrosse Salon Series - We’re doomed...maybe! So why aren’t we talking about our climate crisis?
Where:  La Crosse Public Library Auditorium
When:  Saturday, May 18, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Who: Open to the Public
Admission: Free.

TEDxUWLaCrosse Salon Series presents We’re doomed...maybe! So why aren’t we talking about our climate crisis?

La Crosse, Wis. — The TEDxUWLaCrosse Salon Series will present We’re doomed...maybe! So why aren’t we talking about our climate crisis? at the La Crosse Public Library Auditorium on Saturday, May 18, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The event opens with a presentation and group discussion facilitated by Dr. Casey Meehan, Sustainability Coordinator at Western Technical College.

At a TEDx Salon, attendees watch TED Talks, listen to speakers and have discussions about the talks they witnessed. Salons re-engage the audience in the presentation model through the critical element of lively discussions, allowing attendees to actively participate in the event and shape the conversation.

Dr. Meehan summarizes his presentation,

“Climate crisis may be the story of our times. We hear repeatedly from climate experts that humanity will suffer greatly if we don’t act soon, yet our everyday conversations remain remarkably void of discussions about climate change. Why? How might having regular discussions about climate with our friends, families, co-workers and neighbors move us toward the future we want? How do you broach such a fraught topic, and what do you talk about?

In this TEDxUWLaCrosse Salon participants will watch TED talks by Katharine Hayhoe and Per Espen Stoknes and will have the opportunity to reflect on, develop and practice sharing their own climate story--one grounded in a lived experience where they are the experts.”

This event is presented through a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the La Crosse Public Library.

 

About Dr. Casey Meehan-

A proud Wisconsinite, Dr. Casey Meehan loves the vibe and culture of the upper Midwest and the Great Lakes. He’s on a mission to make sense of what climate change means for our communities and region, inspire others to take part in the conversation in their own way and elevate the creative responses that emerge. A former high school teacher, he received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research explores what we teach youth about climate change and how to respond to it. Casey is currently the Sustainability Coordinator at Western Technical College.

What are Tedx Salons? 

Tedx Salons are smaller, engaging, interactive events that keep up the momentum in between the big stage events. We are currently chatting with interested facilitators and setting dates. Keep checking back or visit our  Facebook page for announcements and updates of future events!