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Climate and Social Justice Movements: How can we sustain ourselves, each other and the world?
In an interactive talk and workshop Renuka Bhakta and Jassy Denison share their experience of using the transformative tool of ‘co-listening’. They will explore and model the art of ‘co-listening’, sharing their own experiences of oppressive patterns, which exist in all our lives, in wider society and which are embedded in the climate crisis. This tool can resource us to have difficult conversations regarding the climate emergency. There will be an opportunity for us to practice together, and to build and deepen relationships in break-out rooms.
Renuka Bhakta is of Indian heritage, grew up in England. She is an aspirant of Thich Nhat Hanh's Community of Interbeing and an active member with the Colours of Compassion & Heart of London sanghas in London. She currently works as a community mental health & wellbeing project co-ordinator and facilitates creative activities. She’s a teacher with Re-evaluation Counselling, practicing the tool of peer-based co-listening for social & environmental justice. As part of the Sustaining All Life team, Renuka with other co-listeners presented workshops for climate week and COP26 coalition in November.
Jassy Denison is of English heritage & grew up in London. She practices in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and is a member of the UK Order of Interbeing. Jassy is a teacher of co-counselling and is passionate about healing & transforming the legacy of racial harm in ourselves & our societies. She is involved in facilitating and growing UK & European white awareness networks in the Sangha & other settings.
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