Monthly Speakers & Extended Q&A
Each month, Citizens’ Climate Lobby supporters gather locally for a monthly meeting where we educate ourselves by listening to a guest speaker. Following the national call, Citizens’ Climate University has begun to host a semi-frequent monthly extended Q&A with the monthly speaker beginning in 2018 to allow our volunteers more time to ask and learn from their expertise and apply it to our own work in the field.
June 2018 Guest Speaker: Nathaniel Stinnett with Environmental Voter Project
Nathaniel Stinnett, founder of the Environmental Voter Project, shares additional details about the Environmental Voter Project’s mission, next priorities, and how CCL volunteers can help engage in helping build voting habits for environmental voters. Watch video (58m 45s).
Mar. 2018 Guest Speaker: Joan Blades & Living Room Conversations
Joan Blades, founder of Living Room Conversations, leads a CCU workshop focused on how to host Living Room Conversations, an approach that increases understanding, reveals common ground and allow us to discuss possible solutions. Go to training.
Feb. 2018 Guest Speaker: Dr. Celia Paris
Dr. Celia Paris, Assistant Professor in Political Science at Loyola University, dives deeper into her research on why Americans still value Accomplishment, Bipartisanship, and Civility (ABCs) in Congress, answering questions about increasing polarization, the rise of partisan media, and responding to the criticism that legislators only join the Climate Solutions Caucus to “look good.” Watch video (29m 29s).
Jan. 2018 Guest Speaker: Dr. Sabine Marx
Dr. Sabine Marx, a social scientist from Columbia University’s Earth Institute, explores questions ranging from how we make decisions when something is uncertain, how we communicate about the collective risks we face, to what kind of participatory process is most supportive in leading to behavior change. Go to training.
For a full list of all of CCL’s prior monthly speaker recordings, click here.