Monday, February 21, 2022

Lancaster One Water Partnership Chesapeake Conversations: Telling Youth Climate Stories March 13, Virtual & In-Person

Lancaster One Water Partnership hub and the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake for a youth-focused event on March 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. to hear Dr. Bethany Wiggin of Penn Program in Environmental Humanities discuss her research project, My Climate Story

We recognize the power and importance of youth voices in the climate conversation. Our goal for this session is to empower youth voices and provide strategic tools to do so. 

Dr. Wiggin's presentation will be followed by facilitated discussion in small groups.

Bethany Wiggin is the Founding Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, an Associate Professor of German and member of the Graduate Groups in Comparative Literature and English at the University of Pennsylvania, and the immediate past Co-President of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. 

Her scholarship explores histories of migration, language, and cultural translation since the Columbian exchange across the north Atlantic world; she is currently completing Utopia Found and Lost in Penn’s Woods. 

She holds research to be a human right and regularly leads public research projects designed to connect academic and community expertise for environmental action. 

These projects have been supported by the National Geographic, Whiting, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundations and include: An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene, Data Refuge, Futures Beyond Refining, and My Climate Story

She has offered testimony about project findings to audiences ranging from school children, to the City Council of Philadelphia, the U.S. Congress, and UNESCO.

Join The Event In 3 Ways

-- Virtually - You will receive a Zoom link to watch live, followed by the opportunity for facilitated discussion in break-out rooms.  Click Here to register.

-- Watch Party - Gather with your youth group or friend group or creation team at your local congregation and join us virtually via Zoom. You will be provided with a facilitated discussion guidebook to have your own conversation after the presentation is complete.

-- In-Person - Hear Dr. Wiggin present live along with a few other local speakers (to be announced soon!). The presentation will be followed by time for facilitated small group discussions led by local leaders in the climate movement. 

The event will be held at Grandview Church, 888 Pleasant Drive, Lancaster, PA. (We continue to closely monitor the situation with COVID cases in Lancaster County and may make changes to this plan given public health recommendations.)

Click Here to register or for more information on this special event.

For more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake website.  Follow on Facebook and on TwitterClick Here to sign up for regular updates (bottom of the page).

Related Article:

-- PA Environmental Council Podcast: Do Unto Those Downstream - Interfaith Partners For The Chesapeake

[Posted: February 21, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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