a weekly discussion series conceived and moderated by Diana Barrett, Ph.D., and Jake H. Davis, Ph.D.

Join us as we take the conversation in a new direction. We will start with a meaningful topic and then turn inwards to explore the emotions that motivate speech and action. Sometimes we will take a break from talking altogether and really be quiet for a moment.

This week’s topic is EXTINCTION, exploring the place of fear, joy, and equanimity in facing the possibility that our species is rapidly coming to an end.

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Pre-registration is required. Limited to a maximum of 40 participants. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 The Hayloft at Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

About our guests: Rory Kennedy, co-president and co-founder of Moxie Firecracker Films, has made more than 40 highly acclaimed documentaries, including Above and Beyond: NASA’S Journey to Tomorrow (2018), Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017), Last Days in Vietnam (2014), Ethel (2012), about her mother, Ethel Kennedy, and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2006). Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist. He is the author of Emotional Intelligence and books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy, and the ecological crisis. Noli Taylor is the community food education director at Island Grown Initiative, and a steering committee member for the Island Climate Action Network. She lives with her family in Aquinnah.


Sponsored by Thomas Bena