Social Psychologist to Tackle Building Community Resilience: UNM Newsroom

The University of New Mexico Tribal/Community Area Studies Scholars Program will host Asa B. Stone in May to speak about Building Community Resilience: A Case Study of the Land-Based Partnership between the Native American Community Academy and the UNM Resilience Institute.

Asa B. Pierre

The presentation will take place on Thursday, May 5 at 2 p.m. in the Frank Waters Room of the Zimmerman Library. This presentation will also be available on Zoom.

Stone will examine what learning might look like when centered on resilience and community well-being. Grounded in the principles of social ecological resilience and community-engaged research, an environmental justice specialist, Stone explores the role of education as a restorative practice through a case study of an ongoing community project with the Native American Community Academy and the UNM Resilience Institute.

Stone is a faculty member of the School of Communication, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Central New Mexico Community College. They are also affiliated faculty with the UNM Institute of Resilience and UNM Geography and Environmental Sciences. A social psychologist with a professional mission to elevate appreciation of human capabilities through science, education and advocacy, Stone studies the intersection of climate and social justice as an affiliate professor at the Institute of Resilience and at the University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. of New Mexico, including the impacts of climate change on lambic production and cultural heritage.

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