Re-Story Our Future With Your Creativity


Mary DeMocker



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Why aren’t most people doing everything they can to avert climate catastrophe? Most of us are telling the wrong stories about our future, says Mary DeMocker, and at the worst time imaginable. In this talk, DeMocker explores how ordinary people can “re-story” our future by using the arts to engage, delight, and mobilize. She’ll share why unleashing art is a surprisingly effective way to fight for climate justice – and makes us a lot happier. Mary DeMocker’s book, The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep (foreword by Bill McKibben) is a 2019 Oregon Book Award finalist and has been recommended on NPR and in The New York Times.

DeMocker is the co-founder and former creative director of 350 Eugene, with whom she designed and co-led youth-centered protests featured on PBS NewsHour, ArtCOP21 9 (the global climate art festival), and in an Avaaz video shown to world leaders at Paris climate talks.

She has written about creative climate advocacy for The Sun, Sierra, Spirituality & Health, EcoWatch, The Oregonian, and Common Dreams.

DeMocker lives in Oregon with her family.

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Social reformers, Climate justice, Sustainable living, Child rearing -- Environmental aspects, Environmental justice, Social justice, Climatic changes -- Social aspects, Storytelling, Protest movements, Civil rights, Social action, Political participation


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