Antwi Akom on “Eco-Buddhism & Mindfulness: Building a Climate Justice Movement”

Here’s a nice find from YouTube: San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Antwi Akom addresses the Mill Valley Public Library on “Eco-Buddhism & Mindfulness: Building a Climate Justice Movement”. The talk is described this way:

Through a lecture and slide presentation, Dr. Akom will illustrate how we can bring forth an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling world by considering climate change on local levels. Dr. Akom will discuss what local people are doing to reverse climate change; the role that young people play in building a sustainable climate justice movement; and how the practice of mindfulness–the effort of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment–can bring people in closer touch with Mother Earth and help inspire them to share the planet in responsible ways.

“For climate change to become a global priority, for it to become everybody’s movement, a stronger connection must be made between global warming and people’s daily lives,” says Dr. Akom. “The broad and vibrant response necessary to address climate change and serve as a counterweight to special interests requires the engagement of more people, from a wider array of society.”

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