Design with Dialogue


For February's DwD, join host Sheila Murray as we explore how we can have conversations on polarizing topics.

 
DateWednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:00pm to Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:00am

Cost

RSVP

Email

<p><a href="mailto:pjones@ocadu.ca">pjones@ocadu.ca</a></p>

Website

http://bit.ly/1hJgdRN

Location

The Moment Studio, Suite 407 130 Spadina Avenue Toronto, Ontario

Bridging Polar(ized) Perspectives: Enabling a Productive Dialogue on Climate Change

For February's DwD, join host Sheila Murray as we explore how we can have conversations on polarizing topics.

SESSION OUTLINE
How do we have productive conversations about climate change with people
whose views are different from our own? Can conducting the climate change
conversation at a local community level help to forward the national dialogue?

For some of us the implications of climate change are so urgent that they demand
immediate action. For others of us, global warming produces a wide range of
responses including apathy, guilt, fear, boredom or vigorous opposition. How do
we restart a conversation that has become so polarized?

If you work on climate change issues as a campaigner, business leader, politician
or community organizer, or if you just want to be able to convince cousin Kirsten
that climate change is relevant to her life – then this session should interest you.

We’ll start by identifying our own values and principles concerning climate
change and discover how the language we use can distance others. Then we’ll
explore some of the barriers to communication and how to counter them. Next,
we’ll look at a variety of strategies for effective climate change communication
that invite everyone to have a stake in the outcomes. Finally we’ll explore the
potential of a proposed mapping tool that might encourage even the reluctant to
participate.

ABOUT THE HOST
Sheila Murray is a writer, documentary filmmaker and communications specialist.
She has an MA in Immigration and Settlement Studies where her research focused on climate change migrants. Sheila believes that climate change can be a catalyst for significant social and cultural change. Her communications model encourages individuals to engage in small-group dialogue about climate change with people like themselves. As they engage they will connect with others who are already working on numerous climate change issues and solutions and may even become part of a civic community that supports those actions.

DateWednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:00pm to Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:00am

Cost

RSVP

Email

pjones@ocadu.ca

Website

http://bit.ly/1hJgdRN

Location

The Moment Studio, Suite 407 130 Spadina Avenue Toronto, Ontario

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Please join the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies for mini talks by Dr. Julian Haladyn, Dr. Kathy Kiloh, Dr. Jessica Mace, and Dr. Milena Tomic.
Join us for the reception for connection_found, an online exhibition curated by feelSpace, an ad hoc interdisciplinary curatorial collective based in Tkaronto at OCAD University.
The Learning Zone is currently accepting submissions for exhibitions in our gallery space between February 3rd and March 18th 2020. The deadline for submissions is Sunday January 19, 2020. For more information on how to submit an exhibition proposal, please refer to our submission guidelines: https://www.ocadu.ca/Assets/content/exhibitions/Doc+Linked+from+How+to+Submit+Webpage_LearningZone.pdf
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Design with dialogue poster
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:00pm to Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:00am

Bridging Polar(ized) Perspectives: Enabling a Productive Dialogue on Climate Change

For February's DwD, join host Sheila Murray as we explore how we can have conversations on polarizing topics.

SESSION OUTLINE
How do we have productive conversations about climate change with people
whose views are different from our own? Can conducting the climate change
conversation at a local community level help to forward the national dialogue?

For some of us the implications of climate change are so urgent that they demand
immediate action. For others of us, global warming produces a wide range of
responses including apathy, guilt, fear, boredom or vigorous opposition. How do
we restart a conversation that has become so polarized?

If you work on climate change issues as a campaigner, business leader, politician
or community organizer, or if you just want to be able to convince cousin Kirsten
that climate change is relevant to her life – then this session should interest you.

We’ll start by identifying our own values and principles concerning climate
change and discover how the language we use can distance others. Then we’ll
explore some of the barriers to communication and how to counter them. Next,
we’ll look at a variety of strategies for effective climate change communication
that invite everyone to have a stake in the outcomes. Finally we’ll explore the
potential of a proposed mapping tool that might encourage even the reluctant to
participate.

ABOUT THE HOST
Sheila Murray is a writer, documentary filmmaker and communications specialist.
She has an MA in Immigration and Settlement Studies where her research focused on climate change migrants. Sheila believes that climate change can be a catalyst for significant social and cultural change. Her communications model encourages individuals to engage in small-group dialogue about climate change with people like themselves. As they engage they will connect with others who are already working on numerous climate change issues and solutions and may even become part of a civic community that supports those actions.

Venue & Address: 
The Moment Studio, Suite 407 130 Spadina Avenue Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://bit.ly/1hJgdRN
Email: 
<p><a href="mailto:pjones@ocadu.ca">pjones@ocadu.ca</a></p>
Cost: 
RSVP
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