New Opportunities in Social Justice, Communities and Climate Change with Dr. Paloma Pavel

New Opportunities in Social Justice, Communities and Climate Change with Dr. Paloma Pavel

Transforming Psychology: New Opportunities in Social Justice, Communities and Climate Change

Presented by: Dr. Paloma Pavel

Date: Monday, 03.09.15

Time: 12—2pm

Room: C100, Alliant SF

Dr. Pavel offers authentic and effective ways that psychologists can engage positive change in social, racial, economic and environmental justice.  Climate change is a turning point in human history, necessitating human-ecological transformation on an individual, local and global scale. In every arena of this transformation, psychologists have vital roles to play in our relationship to the environment, communities and our individual psyches. The Breakthrough Compass is a psychological tool for navigating the transition from fragmented self and world towards wholeness and connection.

Dr. Pavel draws from case studies of her work illustrating how collective action for sustainability reconnects fragmented localities and fragmented selves.

Dr. M. Paloma Pavel CSPP, Berkeley PhD alum: As a local and international consultant, with a background in clinical and organizational psychology, Dr. Pavel works with individuals, communities, and organizations, focusing on urban sustainability. She was co-founder of Breakthrough Communities and is President of Earth House Center in Oakland; Director of Strategic Communications for Ford Foundation for 8 years working with community-driven coalitions in Chicago, Detroit, Bay Area, and Atlanta (Breakthrough Communities); consulted internationally to leaders/NGO’s in Cambodia, Japan, South Africa and Costa Rica; and is launching a climate justice/community resilience project with 20th anniversary edition of Random Kindness & Senseless Acts of Beauty (Herbert & Pavel, foreword by Desmond Tutu).

 This event if free for students, faculty, staff, and alumni with an RSVP in advance. Alumni RSVP to

Sponsored by Alliant SGA, Spirituality Forum and Social Justice Track Facilitated by Randall Wyatt, PhD.

For disability-related accommodations for this event, contact Angela Dickson