Climate Grief, Racial Trauma and Collective Action: How To Tap Into the Power of Belonging To Face the Great “Poly-crisis”

The world seems to be unraveling—the ever-worsening climate crisis; slews of ethnic and religion-based violent conflicts; the erosion of democratic structures around the world, etc. We are confronting what some are calling a great “poly-crisis.” In this presentation, climate scientist, Buddhist Zen priest and grief ritual facilitator Kritee Kanko will explore how climate grief and intersectional traumas resulting from legacies of white supremacy and heteropatriarchy shape our nervous systems and shrink our ability to act wholeheartedly. She will explain how “difficult” emotions and traumas around injustices can be “composted” so that they fuel our movements for climate justice, and she will share strategies on how to draw power from vulnerability to heal, build resilience and belonging, and act collectively for a better world. 

Golden Bear Room, Hotel Shattuck Plaza

April 8th | 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Kritee Kanko
Climate Scientist, Buddhist Zen Priest and Grief Ritual Facilitator
Bioneers 2023 Conference
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