The Salon on Climate Change and Society

February 19th

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    Program Registration is Closed.
    Free drop-in program, open to all.
    Please join us Sunday, February 19, 2-4pm for:
    "Crisis, Opportunity, and the Arts as an Ally for Inspiring Regeneration" with featured speaker Marda Kirn.

    Marda Kirn – Biography

    Marda Kirn is the founding director of EcoArts Connections (EAC), a producing, presenting, consulting, and service organization that brings the arts together with science, social justice, and other fields to inspire sustainable living, while finding new roles for the arts in the face of global change. Previously, Kirn was the founding director of the Colorado Dance Festival, considered one of the top three dance festivals in the US during her 14-year tenure (1982-96), known nationally for innovation and quality programming. She was also a founder of the International Tap Association and served as its executive director for five years before founding EAC.

    Kirn has received numerous awards, has written for local and national publications, has been a speaker/panelist and/or consultant for organizations in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia and has spoken at numerous conferences about the benefits of arts, science, and sustainability collaborations, among them: the American Alliance of Museums; American Association for Performing Arts Presenters; American Solar Energy Society; Dance/USA; Theatre Communications Group; Behavior, Energy, and Climate Conference; Conference on Communication and Environment; Geological Society of America; American Geological Union; the Ecoarts Australis conference in Wollongong NSW, Australia; and COP22 in Marrakech; among others.


    As Shambhala warriors we train to join heaven and earth, inspiration and practicality. How can we bring our training to the challenge of joining the vision of Enlightened Society with the reality of climate change?   All are welcome to an open conversation and contemplation of this question.

    The Salon on Climate Change and Society meets on the third Sunday of each month, from 2 to 4 pm in the Boulder Shambhala Center Community Room. Hosted by Christine Lincoln and Emily Takahashi.