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Forum on Climate Change

All Day, Apr 27, 2019


Capping off Earth Week 2019, the public is invited to participate in a two-day forum focused on climate change and what each person can do in our own lives to make a difference.
Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, the free forum on climate change will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 and will include light lunch for participants.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, with a presentation on climate change science by John Michno from San Diego 350.org -- a major climate change information and advocacy organization in southern California. For the past three years, Michno has served on the interfaith outreach leadership team of SD350.org, providing information and networking for various churches, synagogues, mosques and other faith and secular communities throughout the San Diego area.
Other events Saturday will include:
• Explorations of the spiritual dimensions of climate change through an interactive dialogue in which participants can learn and engage with each other;
• Introductions of various ways individuals can involve themselves in addressing the problem of climate change (including outreach to legislators and other policy makers);
• A presentation and interactive demonstration of the potential of using “nonviolent communication” skills to help bridge the gaps in perspectives on climate change among the public and policy makers.
Sunday events, April 28, will begin with the 10 a.m. UUCOD service, followed by two parallel workshops in the afternoon—the first exploring in greater depth the value and potential for applying nonviolent communication skills in the context of climate change and the second exploring the various actions that can be taken by individuals and groups to address climate change.

The full agenda for the Forum on Climate Change is posted on the UUCOD website at http://uucod.org/Calendar .

Registration is not necessary, however, an email RSVP to laurennile@gmail.com will be joining us for lunch Saturday and/or Sunday would be appreciated (although lunch is free, donations will be accepted to help replenish funds from the UUCOD Social Justice Committee).
More information about John’s work can be found at the following two web addresses:
https://sandiego350.org/interfaith-team/ https://sandiego350.org/blog/2018/06/11/sd350-interfaith-team-addresses-faith-and-the-climate-crisis-at-seaside-center-for-spiritual-living/#more-9749

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