Building Better Bonds
The Sustainability Showcase Speaker Series connects research, activism, storytelling, and the SDGs, by creating a platform for the community to engage in weekly discussions highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability.
Speakers are invited to give a 45-minute talk, answer questions and interact with attendees. Showcases are at noon on most Fridays during the school year, either in-person at the HUB-Robeson Student Center on the Penn State University Park campus or virtually on Zoom.
The companion Intersections film series will explore this same theme through cinematic storytelling–documentaries, animation, even comedies!–followed by post-film discussions between audiences and experts from Penn State and around the world. Screenings will be approximately every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. both online and in-person in State College.
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Building Better Bonds | Fall 2022
In an era when COVID-19, climate change, racism, mass gun shootings, and every other systemic crisis often gets processed through a political and factional lens, and when these same challenges can leave individuals feeling paralyzed about how to act, we have become increasingly isolated, daunted by the challenges and the seeming inadequacy of individual action.
Building Better Bonds will highlight innovative leaders and groups building bonds in their communities, using them as examples of how we can overcome and begin, one individual at a time, building resilient communities that resolve our dividedness and intentionally seek collective and collaborative action.
The 2022-23 Sustainability Showcase Series would not have been possible without the generous support of the University Park Student Fee Board.