Meet the Covid Class of 2020, born after 9/11, a generation bookended by tragedy.
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Dear parents: would you like to critique and add your experiences to a draft of “Calm Parents and Children,” the partner for “Calm: How to Thrive in Challenging Times? It’s less than 50 pages. If so, please email me earthhavenchico at hotmail dot com.
I’d like to Skype interview you for a book-in-progress about girl and young women climate activists, with follow-up interviews over time. We would both edit the transcript to morph it into a book chapter. Interviews with other youth activists are on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGlobalyouth?pbjreload=10
I’m the author of these pertinent books:
Calm: How to Thrive in Challenging Times
Brave: The Global Girls’ Revolution (Equality Press) Vol. 1 Global Issues, Vol. 2 Regional Activism
Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Prevent Burnout (Equality Press)
Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
Global Youth Values Transforming Our Future (Equality Press)
Resist: Goals and Tactics for Changemaking (Equality Press)
Answers to Kids’ Deep Questions in Photos (Equality Press)
The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press)
Ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality
How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce (Equality Press)
My background is I developed/chaired the Women’s Studies Program at California State University Chico. I also do intuitive energy work, dance, garden, travel.
Please let me know when are good times for you to Skype with me. I’m in California.
These are beginning questions:
*Where and when were you born? Birth order?
*3 words to describe you
*what values did you learn from your family? That is, what is important to your parents?
*how did you learn about the climate change disaster?
*when and why did you decide to take a leadership role? Previous experience?
*how do you cope with backlash, unfair criticism, harassment from deniers?
*what do you personally do to help the environment?
*what does feminism mean to you?
*why do you think most of the recent young climate change leaders are female?
*what tactics do you find most useful in being a changemaker? My book “Resist: Goals and Tactics for Changemakers” found burnout and purity issues are problematic.
*what works in organizing a group to take action and stick to it without splintering on dogma/purity or losing interest?
*what national groups do you work with?
*are you an optimistic or pessimist about stopping global warming, etc.?
*what do you see yourself doing five years from now?
*anything else you’d like to add?
*what other girls should be in the book?
Many thanks, Gayle Kimball, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org