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Emerson Holds Teach-In on Sustainability March 4-6

Dear Emerson community,

On behalf of Emerson College, I invite you to attend this year’s Teach-In on Sustainability hosted by our School of Communication from Monday, March 4 through Wednesday, March 6. This multidisciplinary symposium explores how communication, the arts, and the liberal arts can help advance a sustainable future.

The Teach-In is structured around the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Each event — whether a panel, workshop, performance, exhibit, or screening — speaks to or supports one or more of these critical goals through the lens of our areas of expertise and expression. 

A keynote, “Hollywood and Sustainability: How Stories Shape Us and Our Future,” kicks off the Teach-In on Monday, March 4 at noon in the Bright Family Screening Room. International filmmaker, climate leader, and educator Lydia Dean Pilcher will address intersections of climate change and the entertainment industry based on her collaborations with Hollywood studios, unions, and guilds.

Other Teach-In topics include alumni panels on government and sustainability and business and sustainability, a 24-hour play festival centered around sustainability and theatre, a gallery film talk on science fiction and social justice, open classes in multiple departments, and much more.

For a full schedule of events, please visit the Teach-In on Sustainability web page.

We all have a stake in securing a sustainable tomorrow. As storytellers, scholars, and creators, we have a collective responsibility to use our skills and vision to further these goals. 

I hope to see you at one or more events between March 4 and 6.


Jay M. Bernhardt

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