F19 UGP-1 Residency has ended

Abenaki Acknowledgement

We acknowledge this land we sit on and the people whose home this is. This land is the land of the aboriginal Abenaki people who have lived here for over 12,900 years. The Abenaki people faced centuries of war and disease stemming from the European invasion, continued eradication pre and post American Revolution and sterilization as a result of the Vermont Eugenics laws in the 20th century. The resilience and strength of the Abenaki people continues to manifest itself today in their protection of the land and their communities. As members of the Missisquoi Tribe of the Abenaki Nation shared with us, “We will always stand up and protect our aboriginal title.

Apocalypse, Futurity, and (Re)Making the World:

Are We at the Beginning, the End or Somewhere Else? 

To see that your life is a story
while you’re in the middle of living it

may be a help to living it well.

-Ursula K. LeGuin

This is a turbulent time for the planet, the United States, and Goddard College. Challenges abound. Uncertainty is commonplace. And we are being asked to (re)consider who we are, what we believe, and what our future will be. 

Our theme for this residency was created as a call to question where you are in any of the particular stories in which you exist and consider how that questioning changes what is possible.  How does your worldview open or foreclose possibilities? What stories have you been holding about where the planet, the United States, and Goddard College are in their life cycles? How do those stories inform your decision-making as a person, community member, artist/writer, scholar, activist, learner, healer, practitioner, etc.? What are the sources of your stories/worldview? How does the location of those sources affect the kinds of stories that appear in and are embraced within those spaces? What makes it possible to think outside of one’s personal story in order to understand other stories? What skills are required in navigating these stories and the worlds they create? 

Keeping these questions in mind and heart, we invite you to utilize the creative and intellectual resources of your degree track to propose answers to the residency theme as well as visions for what the planet, the United States, and/or Goddard College could look like in the future.

A NOTE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY: To document residency activities, we may take photographs of events. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken, please inform the photographer. If you are photographing people, please check with the group or individuals to see if anyone objects to being photographed.

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Monday, August 26 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Climate Literacy: Science, Action, Justice, Resilience

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This is the introductory workshop for the Climate Literacy Group Study. It is required for students who have signed up for the Study, and it is open to anyone who wants to learn about climate change and the Climate Literacy Group Study. The Study covers the principles of climate science, how to do a carbon inventory and create a climate action plan, the effects that climate change is having on social-ecological systems worldwide, clean energy options, climate change psychology and education, climate justice, and how we can adapt and make our communities resilient. It takes place during the packet two period of the semester and includes readings, videos, documentaries, three online group meetings, and writing a paper. Students who joined the Climate Study in a previous semester who want to continue their study of climate change may join the group and create their own study plan.

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Catherine Lowther

Faculty Member (EDU), Goddard College
(Office: CC 222, x816. Advising: CC 207, Media Room)  A faculty member at Goddard since 1997, Catherine Lowther works with students in the Sustainability, Health Arts & Sciences, and Individualized Studies programs. She developed the BA in Sustainability program, created and leads... Read More →

Monday August 26, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CC207 Media Room

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