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December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
All We Can Save: Sarah Miller, Jainey K. Bavishi, Jane Gilbert, Laurencia Strauss and Greg Bloom
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
An Evening with Sarah Miller, Jainey K. Bavishi, Jane Gilbert and Laurencia Strauss
Moderated by Greg Bloom
Tuesday, December 8, 7pm
LIVE via Crowdcast
All We Can Save is a new book that compiles provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward. In this event, we’ll hear a reading from Sarah Miller, author of the book’s standout essay about sea level rise in Miami, “Heaven or High Water”. Sarah will join in dialogue with local resilience leaders – including Jane Gilbert, former Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Miami, and Jainey K. Bavishi, director of New York City’s Office of Resiliency.
About the Book:
Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.
There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration. While it’s clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too often missing from the proverbial table. More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up for failure. To change everything, we need everyone.
All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States—scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators, wonks, and designers, across generations, geographies, and race—and aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis. These women offer a spectrum of ideas and insights for how we can rapidly, radically reshape society.
Intermixing essays with poetry and art, this book is both a balm and a guide for knowing and holding what has been done to the world, while bolstering our resolve never to give up on one another or our collective future. We must summon truth, courage, and solutions to turn away from the brink and toward life-giving possibility. Curated by two climate leaders, the book is a collection and celebration of visionaries who are leading us on a path toward all we can save.
About the participants:
Jainey K. Bavishi leads New York City’s efforts to prepare for the impacts of climate change. She has previously worked in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Sarah Miller is a writer who lives in Nevada County, California. You can find her work in The New York Times, The Cut, Popula.com, NewYorker.com, The Outline, and Commune.
Jane Gilbert served as the City of Miami’s first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for four years. She is now mentoring social entrepreneurs focused on economic inclusion and climate action.
Laurencia Strauss is a non-binary queer mixed Latinx first generation US artist and landscape designer based in Miami. Their participatory projects, interventions, and community-based designs have been shared nationally and internationally as experiences of mutual vulnerability and care that challenge us to adapt towards a greater sense of interdependence. Amidst social and environmental justice, their work attends to grief as a catalyst.
About the Moderator:
Greg Bloom was born in Miami and recently returned for his prodigal phase. He is a cooperative developer and community organizer, with experience in health and human services, community-based disaster response, GOTV, class-action labor lawsuits, municipal budget battles, death penalty abolition, community wireless networks, and even a backyard-chicken legalization campaign. Currently, Greg is a visiting scholar at Indiana University’s Ostrom Workshop on the Commons.