Wednesday, April 15th: 2:30-3:30 PM; Student Workshop, Wyckoff AuditoriumWednesday, April 15th: 4:30-5:30 PM; Reading, Wyckoff Auditorium
Patrice Vecchione shows readers how nature can support and enhance their own creative output, invigorate their curiosity, and restore their sense of connection to the earth. Plus, throughout the text Vecchione includes "Cabinets of Curiosities," exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways that readers can stimulate their imaginations, deepen their relationships with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity, spirit, and the natural world.
Vecchione will also be hosting a book signing and reading on April 14th at 7:00pm at The Elliot Bay Book Company.
Wednesday, April 15th, 3:30-5:00 PM
Stuart T. Rolfe Room in Admissions and Alumni Building (ADAL)
Thursday, April 16th, 7:00-9:15 PM
Nature Nook (Fitness Center Lawn)
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. Come enjoy this epic Japanese fantasy anime classic and explore its message of industrialism's degradation of the environment.
Saturday, April 18th, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Whidbey Island Earth Sanctuary - Transportation Provided by OAR
This trip provides an easy, 90-minute guided tour of Earth Sanctuary nature reserve on Whidbey Island. Walk through the surrounding forests and wetland ecosystems and be introduced to calming meditation practices you can do outside. Register here with OAR to reserve your spot!
Monday, April 20, 7:00-9:00 PM
Currently, most of us are disconnected from how our food is grown. We often forget that it is the labor of farm workers and their families that makes it possible to produce food cheaply and conveniently.
With the growth of corporate and political power in the agricultural industry there is an ongoing and well-institutionalized oppression and exploitation of farmworkers. Through market competition for cheap food, farm workers' limits of legal status, low wages, restrictions on organizing, and poor living and working conditions, the struggle for justice continues in Washington’s agricultural regions.
Tuesday, April 21, 11:45 AM-1:30 PM
Student Center 160
Join us for this year's Interfaith Earth Day, hosted by
Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry and Earth Ministry. The theme,
Indigenous Rights, Indignant Wrongs, will address the devastating impacts of
fossil fuel megaprojects on Native American culture and spirituality, reminding
us all of our shared responsibility to protect Mother Earth.
Lummi Nation elder and master carver Jewell James will tell the tale of the 2014
Totem Pole Journey that honored, united, and empowered communities in the
destructive path of coal and oil exports. Mennonite activists Meg and Peter
Lumsdaine will speak about their recent efforts to address mining injustice
with Native communities in Mexico.
This Earth Day celebration will include a stunning array of visual representation of indigenous communities' connection to creation, including a performance by the Danza Quetzalcoatl de Olympia Dance Troupe and a display of the collaborative mural that was painted by communities along the Totem Pole Journey.
Find out more about the event here.
Wednesday, April 22, 7:00-8:30 PM
The living Earth is
under assault by an economy that values money more than life. This Earth Day event will examine why we fail as a society to address
this crime against creation and how our religious and educational institutions
are being called to respond.
Tuesday, April 21, 12:30-1:20 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2:00 PM
Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
In January, it became public that the Port of Seattle agreed
to house Shell's Arctic drilling fleet this spring. But Seattleites are showing
Shell it made a mistake in choosing Seattle as its home base. Community members will rally together to take a stand against dirty fossil fuel
projects in the Pacific Northwest and everywhere. The drilling equipment is on
its way to Seattle right now. It will sit in the Seattle Harbor as the community
gathers to say, "Shell No!"
Speakers will include Sundance Chief Rueben George, Annie Leonard of Greenpeace USA, and a star lineup of local climate justice speakers including Jill Mangaliman of Got Green, and Sarra Tekola of Divest UW.
For more information, click here
*The opinions expressed at community events do not necessarily reflect those of Seattle University
Tuesday, April 27, 6:30 PM-7:30 PMChapel of St. Ignatius
The planet is suffering. Our emotions in response to
this suffering are sometimes too much to bear alone. So join us for an evening
of poetry, song, and ritual to express and share our care for creation in this
time of grief.
Tuesday, April 28, 10:00 AM-12:00 PMTBD
You love tomatoes! So do we! Just because you live in the Pacific Northwest doesn’t mean you should be discouraged. Janice will teach you the secrets to growing heat-loving veggies!
Thursday, April 30th 2:05-3:00 PMUnion Green (Rainsite - Bannan Atrium)
Learn to make stress melt away using mindfulness meditation
while appreciating the beauty of the outdoors. Participants will be introduced
to the method with an outdoor, guided meditation. Following the 10-15 minute
guided meditation, the facilitator will offer tips and tricks to help
participants begin to familiarize themselves with the feeling of meditation and
help them understand how to mediate on their own.
Snow Leopard Identification | Teaching Environmental Justice
Wednesday, May 26, 5:00-6:30 PM--Student Center 160