June 1, 2022
Online at 9pm EDT
We may be tired, we may be discouraged, but the assaults on a just and sustainable planet keep coming. So let us gather to celebrate the launch of “Take Heart: Encouragement for Earth’s Weary Lovers,” a book of essays by Kathleen Dean Moore and art by Bob Haverluck. The book offers not another to-do list or empty promise of hope, but courage, and deep and honest reasons to remember why the struggle matters.With Bob’s savagely funny drawings, Libby Roderick’s anthem to courage, and Kathy’s encouragement, we will come together at this launch to collect our thoughts, confront our dismay, obliterate our obstacles, gather our courage, summon our communities, and reclaim our laughter and joy for the work ahead. Fear and fury may bring us to the task, but it’s our love for the world that will empower our voices in its defense.
This event is hosted by the Spring Creek Project and co-sponsored by OSU Press, Grass Roots Books & Music, OSU’s Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative, 350 Seattle, 350 Eugene, Corvallis Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Post-Carbon Institute.