This event will take place at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset.
Join us on Thursday, February 8 at 7pm PT when Osprey Orielle Lake joins us for the release of her book, The Story is in Our Bones: How Worldviews and Climate Justice Can Remake a World in Crisis, with Jeremy Lent at 9th Ave!
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About The Story is in Our Bones
A dominant, human-centered worldview has brought us to the brink of social, ecological, and climate collapse. Braiding poetic storytelling, deep cultural and climate justice analyses, and knowledge of Earth-centered cultures, The Story is in Our Bones opens a portal to restoration and justice beyond the end of a world.
It's time to rewild ourselves and our dominant worldviews to build earth-centered communities for all.
The dominant cultural worldview is based upon extraction and exploitation practices that have brought us to the precipice of social, environmental, and climate collapse. Braiding poetic storytelling, climate justice and deep cultural analyses, and the collective knowledge of Earth-centered cultures, The Story is in Our Bones opens a portal to restoration and justice beyond the end of a world in crisis.
Author, activist, and changemaker Osprey Orielle Lake weaves together ecological, mythical, political, and cultural understandings and shares her experiences working with global leaders, systems-thinkers, climate justice activists, and Indigenous Peoples. She seeks to summon a new way of being and thinking in the Anthropocene, which includes transforming the interlocking crises of colonialism, racism, patriarchy, capitalism, and ecocide, to build thriving Earth communities for all.
Lake calls forth historical memory of who we are in the Earth's lineage to bring into being the world we keenly long for, at the delicate threshold of great peril or great promise.
For anyone grieving our collective loss and wanting to take action, The Story is in Our Bones is a vital guide to remaking our world. This hopeful, engaging, and creatively lyrical work reminds readers that another world is possible, and provides a desperately needed antidote to the pervasive despair of our time.
About Osprey Orielle Lake
Osprey Orielle Lake is founder and executive director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), and sits on the executive committee of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, and on the steering committee for the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. She writes for The Guardian, Common Dreams, The Ecologist, and others, and is author of Uprisings for the Earth. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area on Coast Miwok lands.
About Jeremy Lent
Jeremy Lent, described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis, and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future. Born in London, England, Lent received a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and was a former internet company CEO. His award-winning book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning, explores the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. His new book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, offers a coherent and intellectually solid foundation for a worldview based on connectedness that could lead humanity to a sustainable, flourishing future. He is the founder of the Deep Transformation Network, a global community exploring pathways to an ecological civilization, and the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the Earth. He lives with his partner in Berkeley, California. Lent writes topical articles exploring the deeper patterns of political and cultural developments at Patterns of Meaning.
It's time to rewild ourselves and our dominant worldviews to build Earth-centered communities for all
These pages summon from our bones our commitment to defend this living Earth.
Integrating modern science with traditional wisdom, The Web of Meaning investigates humanity's age-old questions--Who am I? Why am I? How should I live?--from a fresh perspective, laying down the foundation for a new worldview of interconnectedness that could foster sustainable flourishing on a thriving Earth.