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“Body And Earth: 12 Steps To Ecological Health” Presentation And Discussion With Jarid Manos
Start Date: 2/28/2013Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 2/28/2013End Time: 7:00 PM
Event Description:
Thursday, February 28
CU Boulder Eaton Humanities Room 1B50
Presentation at 5:00 PM, followed by discussion at 6:00 PM

No place in North America has been so violently attacked and left for dead as America’s Great Plains. Once a Garden of Eden filled with life, our prairies are in a state of ecological collapse that we accept as perfectly normal. At the same time, many struggling people face a similar devastation and disregard. It doesn’t have to be this way. Experienced activist and American writer Jarid Manos is reversing the trend, offering new models of health and restoration for people everywhere. “My entire adult life has been built off the realization that the violence we do to the Earth mirrors the violence we do to each other, and often accept into ourselves,” says Jarid Manos, literary author of Ghetto Plainsman and the upcoming novel Her Blue Watered Streets, and founder and CEO of Great Plains Restoration Council. “To our great peril, we treat the Earth like it’s “just there”, much like how – if we’re honest – we treat our own bodies and lives.” Now, as ecosystems and communities around the world also begin to reach ecological collapse, and our very civilization becomes threatened by climate danger, what does it mean to take care of the Earth as part of own bodies and lives? What happens when one helps heal the other? What happens when people from very different walks of life work shoulder-to-shoulder restoring the living, breathing, gasping Earth? What happens when we refuse to believe our lives are only for ourselves? Building off more than 13 years of work, Jarid Manos asks simple questions to generate change and action! Now is the time to learn the “12 Components of Ecological Health”, inspired by Dr. King’s “6 Steps for Non-Violent Social Change”, and make your own life part of an emerging new story in this time of danger yet possibility. Jarid Manos is author of the non-fiction book Ghetto Plainsman, and the upcoming novel Her Blue Watered Streets. He is also founder and CEO of Great Plains Restoration Council, a Texas-based non-profit organization that has developed the Ecological Health movement and the three programs Plains Youth InterACTION, Restoration Not Incarceration, and Your Health Outdoors, helping protect and restore people, wildlife and nature on thousands of acres of endangered prairies on America’s Great Plains.

This event is FREE and open to the public, and is hosted by the CU Environmental Center, CU Wild, United Government of Graduate Students, Center of the American West, and the EBIO Club. Following the presentation will be a discussion that involves audience participation. Audience members will be invited to form breakout groups and propose solutions to the social and ecological problems of the Great Plains. Discussion will be facilitated by guest speaker, Jarid Manos

If you need to drive to the event, $3.00 parking is available at Euclid AutoPark ( There is also metered parking on University Avenue (note: meters are enforced until 7:00 PM).
Location Information:
Main Campus - Eaton Humanities  (View Map)
Boulder, CO
Room: 1B50
Contact Information:
Name: Marianne Martin
Phone: 303-492-8308
Jarid Manos
This event is open to
  • Everyone
  • Ticket information:
    This event is free and open to the public.

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