Talking Truth was initiated in fall 2015 to support and build on understanding of climate disruption. Our experiential workshops employ storytelling, reflective writing, discussions and mindfulness exercises that foster a world that is socially transforming.
We explore options for taking action while connecting our inner lives with this weighty global challenge we all face. Artifacts of the reflective writing exercise are housed in the University Archives as a "time capsule" documenting our campus community's personal responses to climate disruption. We have collected hundreds of these writing samples, both in the workshops and sometimes from classes in which faculty members administer the exercise.
A UMass Amherst library is addressing heavy topics with workshops that encourage discussion and mindfulness.