Mary Pipher – Reviving ourselves in our capsized culture – May 30

“… [O]ur cultural and environmental crises. . . will require that most difficult of all human endeavors, facing our own despair. This involves waking from our trance of denial, facing our own pain and sorrow, accepting the world as it is, adapting and living more intentionally.” — Mary Pipher, author of The Green Boat

Transition Palo Alto is co-sponsoring a talk May 30 by Mary Pipher, national best selling author of Reviving Ophelia. She’ll be discussing her latest book, The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in our Capsized Culture.

A Nebraska resident, Mary Pipher found herself in deep despair about the growing evidence of climate change. A psychologist, she recognized the signs of depression — and she’ll share her story of collecting friends and neighbors to create an antidote to despair.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist Church
505 Charleston Road, Palo Alto

Go to to reserve your seat for $10. Donations will be accepted at the door on May 30; no one will be turned away for lack of funds as long as seats are available.

Mary Pipher’s talk is the kick-off to an “All City Read,” co-sponsored by the City of Palo Alto Library. Pick up a copy of The Green Boat from the Accounts desk at any Palo Alto City Library branch. No need to check it out; please read and pass it along to a friend or return it to the Library. Then join with others for one of four discussion groups:

Thurs. June 4, 6:30 pm – Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road, PA
Sat. June 6, 4 pm – Downtown Library, 270 Forest Avenue, PA
Fri. June 12, 10:30 am – College Terrace Library, 2300 Wellesley Street, PA
Mon June 15, 6:30 pm – Rinconada Library (formerly Main Library), 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto