Woods Institute Human & Planetary Health Series
Tuesday, April 4 | Program 3:00-5:30 pm | Reception 5:30-6:00 pm
In-person in Y2E2 Room 299
As the world contends with the “wicked” problems posed by global warming, those seeking solutions must engage stakeholders with a wide range of assumptions, cultures, perspectives, and capacities. Skill-building often focuses on pitching, storytelling and messaging, but listening is itself a critical skill. This 2.5-hour in-person workshop brings together global and local experts to explore how listening can build trust and enables progress on climate and health goals.
Please register to attend here: REGISTRATION LINK
Kinari Webb – an Ashoka fellow and founder of Health in Harmony whose “radical listening” methodology has helped build a network of rainforest communities working to improve health and preserve globally important resources. Author of Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope Through Healing the Planet (2022).
Heidi Larson – an anthropologist whose influential Vaccine Confidence Project seeks to bridge divides and who sees parallels in building trust for climate action. Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Director of European Initiatives at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
Violet Saena – Founder and Executive Director of Climate Resilient Communities, a Bay Area organization that supports under-resourced communities of color at the frontline of climate change and sea-level rise. Served for over ten years as an expert working with the United Nations’ Least Developed Countries and Small Island States.