JL Jiang on navigating climate activism as a second-generation Asian American
Melissa Matthewson on the wildness that surrounds us.
In a time of intensifying social and ecological crises, in a cultural context of individualism, the pressure to practice "self-care," build "personal resilience," and "transform oneself" is pervasive. While "doing your own work" is important, we overemphasize the individual to the detriment of our human communities and the rest of the living world. The deep transformations we need will be cocreated, and the deep resilience we must develop will be relational. In this conversation, we will explore the dynamics of our strongest relationships, seeking to name the qualities and practices that underpin resilience. How can we bring our insights more intentionally and broadly to bear in our human relationships and in our relationships with our home—lands, waters, and ecosystems?
Paul Susi writes about racism, the pandemic, and rage at a severe-weather homeless shelter.
Adam Davis on the personal and cultural legacy of cruel jokes
Theo Whitcomb writes about the 2020 fires in Southern Oregon, cooperative land management efforts, and finding hope for the future.
This comic by Jonathan Hill explores how people can stay engaged in politics and advocate for the changes they want to see outside of major election cycles.
Readers write about Climate
Tabitha Espina remixes the Oregon Department of Energy’s 2020 statement on climate change and energy in Oregon.