"Resilience isn’t just a muscle flexing strength, it’s also the strength to create joy under tough circumstances.”
~ George Takei, Themester 2017 guest and keynote speaker
Looking at and beyond the world crisis brought on by the novel coronavirus, the College partnered with the Integrated Program in the Environment (IPE), Sustain IU, and the Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) to present Themester 2021: Resilience.
Resilience is the capacity of a system—be it natural, social, cultural, economic, or technological— to return to its original state or evolve to a new functional state after being disturbed. Resilient systems are diverse and adaptable, connected yet modular, sustainable and regenerative, accessible and equitable. And, they are needed now more than ever.