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Virtual Book Talk – Unsettling: Surviving Extinction Together! by Elizabeth Weinberg

November 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST


Loyalty is excited to welcome Elizabeth Weinberg and Hannah Malving for a virtual conversation about Unsettling: Surviving Extinction Together. Weinberg and Malvin will discuss how through using a queer, feminist lens, we can radically rethink how we approach climate change and environmentalism. This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice. You can also order the book to be automatically added to the event’s registration list. Donations will go to the Trans Women of Color Collective. There will also be an option to snag the book during the event.


The time has come to reimagine our relationship to the environment before it is too late.

As wildfires char the American West, extreme weather transforms landscapes, glaciers retreat, and climate zones shift, we are undeniably experiencing the effects of the climate crisis in more and more destructive ways. Climate change is impacting every inhabited region of the world, but there is much we can still do.

Unsettling explores human impacts on the environment through science, popular culture, personal narrative, and landscape. Using the stories of animals, landscapes, and people who have exhibited resilience in the face of persistent colonization across the North American continent, science writer Elizabeth Weinberg explores how climate change is a direct result of white supremacy, colonialism, sexism, and heteronormativity. Travel through the deep sea; along Louisiana’s vanishing bayous; down the Colorado, Mississippi, and Potomac rivers; and over the Cascade Mountains, and examine how we as humans, particularly white humans, have drawn a stark line between human and animal, culture and nature, in order to exploit anything and anyone we find useful. With gorgeous and pointed prose, Weinberg weaves together science, personal essay, history, and pop culture to propose a new way of thinking about climate change–one that is rooted in queerness and antiracism.


Elizabeth Weinberg is a queer essayist and science communicator. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington, and her writing has appeared in The Rumpus, The Toast, American Wild Magazine, SEVENSEAS magazine, and other publications. She lives and writes in the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Tongva and Kizh (Los Angeles) with her spouse, Leslie, and their dog, Pigeon.


Hannah Malvin is a coach and consultant focused on workplace culture rooted in equity and staff wellbeing. She works with Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies. In 2016, she founded Pride Outside, the leading organization advancing LGBTQ outdoor inclusion initiatives with Congress, federal agencies, and conservation nonprofits. Hannah holds a BA from Brown University in Political Science, an Associate Certified Coach accreditation with the International Coaching Federation, and a certification in applied positive psychology with The Flourishing Center.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 


November 7, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST


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