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Grow Your Empathy Through Better Visual Perception with Alan Alda
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The simple act of noticing someone's eye color can build your empathy, explains Alan Alda, who got so curious about empathy one day that he began to experiment on himself. Any time he'd interact with someone, he would try to figure out what they were feeling, and name their emotional state (using strictly his inside voice). This exercise inspired psychologist Dr. Matthew Lerner to conduct a scientific study on empathy, and how it can be bolstered by practicing visual perception. Alda lists the benefits of paying more attention to the people you encounter each day as numerous: annoying people become easier to tolerate, discussions become more productive, you feel more relaxed, which is contagious to those around you—you can even become a better conversationalist and writer. He is full of praise for the effect of empathy on communication, but not without caveat: he warns that empathy must be managed and edited in order to be a successful tool, otherwise it can work against you. Alda has summarized his adventures in the art and science of communication in his book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?  Published by Big Think.

EarthSayer Alan Alda
Date 6/8/2017 Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Empathy and Consciousness More Details
Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory
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April 23, 2018 Talks at Google

"Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory by Elisabeth Rosner.

Elizabeth Rosner discusses her latest book, "Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory." It blends personal story, interviews, and extensive research on the complex subject of the inter-generational aftermath of war and atrocity. Called “breathtaking” by Pulitzer-prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, the book offers a comprehensive and intimate portrait of both individual and collective inheritance of history. Prior to "Survivor Cafe," Elizabeth published three works of fiction - "The Speed of Light," "Blue Nude: A Novel," and "Electric City," as well as a poetry collection called "Gravity."

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EarthSayer Elisabeth Rosner
Date unknown Format Book Promotion
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Health and Wellness More Details
Building Resilient Communities 2013 with Julia Butterfly Hill
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Julia Butterfly Hill | Keynote Presentation Building Resilient Communities Convergence 2013 Northern California Permaculture and Transition Network Convergence Oct. 11th-13th, 2013, Hopland, CA. 

We Trully Are All One, Co-creating our World, Building Resilient Communities.

EarthSayers Julia Butterfly Hill; Susan Silber
Date unknown Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Julia Butterfly Hill More Details
Julia in the Storm
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Published on Dec 23, 2010
Julia Butterfly Hill climbed a 2000 year old redwood in Northern California and lived in its branches for over 2 years to save it from the chainsaws of a logging company. Her first winer she was nearly killed as a terrible storm raged through her tiny perch. Julia describes the horror, and the life lessons, of those terrifying hours.
Date unknown Format Documentary
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Art and Our Human Land Connection -Wyatt Hersey
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2018 Geography of Hope: Wyatt Hersey—painter, illustrator, and natural historian

The 2018 Geography of Hope Conference explores the theme of “Finding Resilience in Nature in Perilous Times” on Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18. During these fraught days of political upheaval, social turmoil, and environmental assaults, the conference shows ways to build emotional and spiritual resilience, using nature as a touchstone.

Since 2008, Geography of Hope conferences have become known for illuminating the relationship between people and the land, and for strengthening that bond through the compelling voices of writers, artists, and activists who offer both inspiration and calls to action.

EarthSayer Wyatt Hersey
Date unknown Format Interview
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Inner Landscape of Sustainability by Isabel Rimanoczy
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Reflection about the Inner Landscape of Sustainability 

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. has made it her life purpose to develop change accelerators. She developed the concept of the Sustainability Mindset by studying what inspired leaders to act in a business-as-unusual way. 

In this video she address interconnectivity and connecting with our inner landscape."There is an increasing number of people who are looking inside,

pausing, and are stepping outside of the noise...they are asking themselves what are mBig Bang Being Booky deepest values why am I doing what am I doing?"

What is the purpose of what I am doing?

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EarthSayer Isabel Rimanoczy
Date unknown Format Teaching
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Culture and Consciousness More Details
Kinship as Intervention with Fr. Greg Boyle
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Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, gives a talk titled, "Lessons from the Field: Kinship as an Intervention." Fr. Boyle is joined by two "homies," former gang members now part of his program, David Vasquez and Ruben Ruiz. The event, held February 6, 2017, was presented by the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture.

EarthSayers Fr. Greg Boyle; Rev. Michael C. McFarland
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We Are All One
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Published on Nov 28, 2016

Three excerpts from interviews here in Portland, Oregon of Rabbi Ariel Stone of Congregation Shir Tikvah;  Rev. Nathan Meckley, pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC); and Rev. Dr. Barbara J. Campbell of St. Mark Presbyterian. They address the question on what it is to be human as part of the post election Interfaith Call to Inclusion interview series at www.interfaithvoicespdx.com.

 

EarthSayers Rev. Dr. Barbara Campbell; Rev. Nathan Meckley; Rabbi Ariel Stone
Date unknown Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Interfaith Voices: Call to Inclusion More Details
Making Friends by Rev. Michael Ellick
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Published on Nov 26, 2016

As part of the InterFaith Call to Inclusion, we interviewed Michael Ellick, Sr. Minister, First Congregational United Church of Christ,

Portland, Oregon. Produced and videotaped by Ruth Ann Barrett and Barry Heidt of EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability, November, 2016 in wake of the 2016 Election. Special thanks to the First Congregational Church for their support. 

EarthSayer Michael Ellick
Date unknown Format Series
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Interfaith Voices: Call to Inclusion More Details
The Triumph of the Commons by Kim Smith
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Published on Oct 2, 2015

"The Triumph of the Commons" PCC Instructor Kim Smith revisits Ecologist's Garret Hardin's 'Tragedy of the Commons' and discusses a more sustainable future. 
EarthSayer Kim Smith
Date unknown Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Portland Sustainability Leaders More Details
 

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