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    Molly Kawahata: A Hopeful Horizon for Climate

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    A Hopeful Horizon for Climate: Bridging Communications, Cognition, and the Science of Hope

    Climate change is the crisis of our time, but also an opportunity. Join us for an insightful evening with Molly Kawahata, an award-winning speaker, strategist, advocate, and former Climate Advisor at the Obama White House.  

    Kick off the evening by watching a modified film screening of The Scale of Hope, a Patagonia film, which depicts Molly’s personal and professional life, followed by a keynote from Molly herself. We will explore how to foster hope and catalyze climate action by bridging communications, human cognition, and the science of hope.  

    This discussion will provide attendees with actionable strategies to spread hope and become catalysts of climate action in their communities. 

    All proceeds directly benefit Park City Community Foundation's Climate Fund.

    Please contact us if the ticket fee is a barrier for you to be able to attend. 


    About Molly Kawahata

    Molly Kawahata is an award-winning speaker, strategist, advocate, and former Climate Advisor at the Obama White House. She is the Founder of Systemic Impact Strategies, a consultancy specializing in organizational development, climate strategy, and communications. Her life story, depicted in Patagonia's film, THE SCALE OF HOPE (2022), intimately explores her pursuit of climbing steep ice faces in Alaska, her personal struggle with mental health, and her work to transform societal narratives by infusing them with hope and empowerment. The film has resonated with audiences worldwide, amassing over one million views on YouTube, streaming on Delta Airlines, and being inducted into the permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art. She is an Advisory Board Member to the Environmental Voter Project and an Advisory Council Member to the AAPI Victory Fund.  
    In her free time, Molly is an avid ice climber, with a particular passion for scaling technical ice routes in Montana and the Central Alaska Range. 


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