We Are the Weather, by Jonathan Safran Foer
August 24 – Sept. 15, 2020
Through InFocus the Moravian College community engages in explorations to further our understanding of this world and our place in it.
InFocus Challenge Area for ‘20-21: Communicating Sustainability
As we build back in the wake of Covid19, it is vital that we consider the looming crises of climate change and wider environmental degradation and how they connect to issues of environmental justice. Effective communication is essential for initiating and propagating sustainable practices and policies, which in turn are linked to all the serious issues facing us, including the pandemic.
Co-directors for 20-21: Dr. Alison Holiday, Chemistry; Dr. Theresa Dougal, English
Contact Drs. Holiday and Dougal regarding ideas you have for this year – for your class, club, dorm, team, ensemble, department, office!
The InFocus Summer Reading introduces all incoming 1st students to the intellectual life of this academic community.
This fall, InFocus will play an important campus role unifying our community during this time of pandemic with big events that occur via Zoom.
1) September 1: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (Film screening, 7pm) From the Internet Movie Database.com: Documentarian Josh Fox travels the globe to meet with global climate change "warriors" who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny and tragic, inspiring and enlightening, the film examines the intricately woven forces that threaten the stability of the planet and the lives of its inhabitants.
2) September 3: Jonathan Safran Foer, author of our first year reading We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast (7pm).
Foer is a bestselling novelist who has turned his focus to environmental issues. In We are the Weather, he addresses the question of how people can know about climate change and yet not believe in it deeply enough to take any action. The entire first year class is attending this presentation, and their summer writing assignment is providing the questions for the Q&A that follows the presentation. Plan on coming!