Honors Presents Prof. D, "Grief as Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change”
- Monday, April 13, 2020 to Friday, May 1, 2020, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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The reality of climate change can be overwhelming, paralyzing at times. Confusion, anger, are common responses, while sadness goes unexpressed and without discussion. In this talk I will explore the idea that unexpressed grief is a barrier to meaningful responses to climate change, while expressing grief is a form of resilience and community building.
Thomas Patrick Donovan has served as a Faculty Fellow in the Honors College at Montana State University since 2011. He holds a doctorate in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Inspired by Ernest Becker’s The Denial of Death, he is particularly interested in the existential questions regarding living a meaningful life in the face of awareness of inevitable finitude. He is the author of The Rail: What Was Really Doin’ in the 60’s Bronx. He currently lives in Bozeman, MT.
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