“Rewilding names the revolutionary paradigm shift we need in how we interact with other animals and Earth. Since it has to begin somewhere, we might easily start with the question ‘Who do we think we are?’… Too often, we cause ecological problems and animal suffering because we think of ourselves as the only beings who matter.”– Marc Bekoff, Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence
ANIMALS ARE ARTISTS, TOO!
Casual conversation, Q&A, and contemplative reflection with local author and dog expert Marc Bekoff & friends.
Join the author of Rewilding Our Hearts and A Dog’s World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World Without Humans, Dr. Marc Bekoff, to explore his insights into animal emotions and beauty while reflecting on: 1) the Art of Adaptation, how animals creatively adapt to survive alongside human neighbors; 2) the Art of Rewilding, how we can bridge the empathy gap with animals and build new pathways of compassion and coexistence. Yoga teacher Sandi Higgins will provide a short contemplative practice related to each talk for dropping into heart-space and replenishing care for self & others.
5pm – 6:30pm Tuesdays, August 31st & September 28th
1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
FREE! Please RSVP via EVENTBRITE.
Marc Bekoff is a professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published 31 books, won many awards for his research on animal behavior, animal emotions (cognitive ethology), compassionate conservation, and animal protection, has worked closely with Jane Goodall, and is a former Guggenheim Fellow. Marc’s latest books are The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age (with Jessica Pierce), Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do, Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible (with Jessica Pierce), and A Dog’s World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World Without Humans (with Jessica Pierce). He also publishes regularly for Psychology Today.
Photo: Marc looking for Dingos in Australia