Mon, 3 August 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Reasons to be an Optimist

Jonathan Safran Foer and Lily Cole in Conversation with Hannah MacInnes

VENUE

Online

Zoom

The award-winning author of Eating Animals meets the activist and model to present a radical guide to being the change you want to see.

Optimism demands action.

Optimism is an active choice.

Optimism is not naïve and it is not impossible.

We are living in an age of turmoil, destruction and uncertainty. Global warming has reached terrifying heights of severity, human expansion has caused the extinction of countless species, and Neoliberalism has led to a destructive divide in wealth and a polarisation of mainstream politics. But, there is a constructive way to meet this challenge, there is a reason to keep on fighting and there are plenty of reasons for optimism.

Lily Cole has met with some of the millions of people around the world who are working on solutions to our biggest challenges and committed to creating a more sustainable and peaceful future for humanity.

One of those people is the author Jonathan Safran Foer, whose books Eating Animals and We Are the Weather make an impassioned case for the contribution we, as individuals, can make in the battle against climate change.

Coming together in conversation with the journalist Hannah MacInnes, Lily and Jonathan will explore issues from shine a beacon of hope in these dark times.

Join us for a rousing call to action that will leave you feeling hopeful that we can make a difference. We are the ancestors of our future: a generation who will either be celebrated for their activism or blamed for its apathy. It is for us to choose optimism, to make a change and to show what is possible.

This event takes place at 6:30pm British Summer Time.

About Our Digital Programme:

In response to the global pandemic, How To Academy is curating a not-for-profit programme of live-streamed talks and conversations bringing you advice, insight and entertainment. Tickets are offered on a Pay What You Can basis, including a Free EarlyBird option for those who cannot afford more at this difficult time. Thank you for your help sustaining How To Academy through the crisis — and for enabling us to share new thinking from across the globe at a time when it has never been more important.

Books will be shipped within two weeks after the event. Please note that due to the challenges of distribution during the global pandemic, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know. Thank you for supporting a local London business, Primrose Hill Books.

 

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