One of the most significant climate divides is communicative: scientists speak in terms of data that map incremental change over decades, while communities deal with extreme weather and other more immediate impacts in the present. To be effective, solution strategizing needs to bridge this divide. In Communicating Inclusive Solutions, the first event in the Climate and the City series, attendees will learn how the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a climate and sustainability research center, has learned to use inclusive communication as a key tool in building practical solutions to make Chicago neighborhoods more climate resilient. The Center for Neighborhood Technology delivers game-changing research, tools, and solutions to create sustainable and equitable communities.

Join Chicago Studies for a conversation with Leslé Honoré, Managing Director of Strategy and Communications, about their work as well as ways to contribute or become involved. Leslé Honoré is a celebrated poet, activist, and author, weaving her artistic work within her community leadership. Sign up here.

Bonus: if the event is in person, Leslé will be available to sign copies of her book, Fist and Fire, which includes her viral hit poem “Brown Girl, Brown Girl” after the presentation.

  • Further Details:
    • Date and Time: February 3rd @6:30 PM CDT
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Climate and the City is a multi-week series of TED-style conversations focusing on how Chicago is responding locally to the global climate crisis, despite relentless climate anxiety and despair. We look forward to introducing you to local thinkers, activists, and policy-makers who go beyond offering grim forecasts and can help point us towards ideas that have the potential to make a difference, in Chicago and beyond.  Recordings will be made available on the Chicago Studies website after each event.

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