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Webinar 1: Quantum Social Change
Thursday, June 18, 2020
8:00 PM 9:30 PM

Everyone agrees that we are at a critical juncture, and many are calling for deep social changes to address climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty and inequality, racism, and the direct and secondary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more people recognize the need for a paradigm shift. But what does this actually mean? What would it involve?

In this webinar, Karen O’Brien will present a draft of her new book You Matter More Than You Think: Quantum Social Change in Response to a World in Crisis.

The concept of “quantum social change” opens up an inquiry into how we relate to ourselves, each other, the environment, and the future. It aims to get us thinking about our agency and potential to act in time to make a difference and to really matter.

The presentation will be followed by a conversation and discussions about the relationship between individual change, collective change, and systems change and why [I/we] matters.

The webinar is free and open to all (registration required).

Register by midnight on the 17th June 2020 using the ticket link above. The Zoom link will be sent out on the day of the webinar.

Speakers


Karen O’Brien, Professor Human Geography, University of Oslo and co-founder of cCHANGE
Tone Bjordam, Artist

Book
You Matter More Than You Think is about how and why you as an individual matter when it comes to responding to climate change and other global crises.

Review 
You Matter More Than You Think: this new book on “quantum social science” says we shouldn’t underestimate how much our actions can change the world

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