Mental Health in the Movement Series!
For Mental Health Awareness Month this May, the Post-Landfill Action Network is hosting a speaker series themed around mental health in the Zero Waste Movement — an important topic as we begin traversing a “post-COVID” reality. We will hear from mental health experts, members of partner nonprofits, previous PLAN staff, and folks on our board! Our first session, Self-Care As Community Care, is May 5 from 3-4PM EST. Register here.
This series is pay-what-you-can and open to all. If you plan to attend and have the means, please consider donating to our Movement Building Fund, which supports PLAN in continuing to offer reduced and no-cost events, like this one!
May 5: Self-Care As Community Care
May 12: WTF is Mutual Aid: Campus Organizing During Covid
*All sessions are 3-4PM EST.
May 19: Black Voices in the Environmental Movement
May 26: Conflict In Community: Building Transformative Teams
Session 1: Self-Care As Community Care
May 5, 3-4 PM EST • Register Here!
Led by Dr. Julia Harper
In a lot of ways, self-care blends into community care. But we can’t have one without the other, as we are all individuals who ultimately make up a collective. In this session, we will discuss the question: how do we practice self-care as a dimension of community care, both in digital spaces and in our offline lives?
Dr. Harper is an occupational therapist, speaker, and writer. For over twenty years, her work with families with special needs has been to use the science of neuroplasticity to create interventions that tap into the brain’s ability to change once stimulated accurately and precisely. She believes the mind is a powerful tool, and, when it is tapped into properly to be maximized, living a big, bold life is possible.
- WTF is Mutual Aid: Campus Organizing During Covid: May 12, Cookie Desai. During this session, we will be exploring questions about mutual aid, campus organizing, and the possibility of utilizing both frameworks on your own campus as we work to create a more just and equitable Zero Waste Movement.
- Black Voices in the Environmental Movement: May 19, Kamau Pope, Kailah Braithwate, Dr. Kimberly McGlonn, Dr. Gary (Panel). Black voices in the environmental movement are often the most unheard, and that is unacceptable. During this session, we will meet to network and discuss our needs for the environmental movement. Note: This session is open to Black folks only.
- Conflict In Community: Building Transformative Teams: May 26, Marla Robertson. In this session, we will discuss conflict resolution. We will be tackling questions like: how do you engage with people who have opposing views; what does it look like to acknowledge differing priorities of the environmental movement; who gets to define conflict and what does that look like?
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