You have a sacred task as educators, as you know from the book [“Walking on Water” 2004] to lead forth and draw out your students, and I think that’s an incredibly important role, especially as discourse shuts down and becomes crazier and crazier by the day … just like we need to protect every wild place … I have a good friend who’s an environmentalist who the reason he does the work … is because as things become increasingly chaotic he wants to make sure that some doors remain open, by which he means if Bull trout are still here in twenty years they may still be here in a hundred, if Redwood trees are still are here in twenty years, they be here in a hundred, but if they’re gone now they’re gone forever. And , it’s the same with sanity, and it’s the same with discourse, that anything you can do to protect pockets of sanity, as things become increasingly chaotic, make sure that those doors stay open.
– Derrick Jensen, October 16, 2019
CEMUS has been discussing the words of Derrick Jensen, author of “Endgame” and “Deep Green Resistance”, for as long as any of us employed here can remember. It has been ten years since we have spoken directly with him and high time for an update. Students and staff are invited to this digital conversation with Derrick Jensen on October 16 at 9.15 in MOVED TO CEMUS Library.
We will start the discussion with topics on the following:
- Awakening in education
- Hope and hopelessness
If you are interested in joining us, please sign up here to ensure a seat: