Saturday, March 16, 2019

Walking Toward Climate Justice

Berenice Tompkins of Hastings on Hudson and AG Sano of Manila, Philippines, will take you on the Climate Pilgrimage they just completed—walking across seven countries from Rome to Poland, arriving in Katowice for the COP24 climate summit in December. Hear stories from the journey and from communities affected by climate change that they met along the way! The talk will include excerpts of Tayo Tayo, a film about the climate pilgrims made by fellow pilgrim Patrick Chadwick.

Tuesday, March 26
South Presbyterian Church
6:30pm Pot Luck Supper
7:30 Talk and Q&A

Sponsored by the Hastings Conservation Commission and Roots & Wings

Learn about walking as a tool for spiritual and social transformation and the importance of storytelling and human connections in sparking climate action from two fellow walkers.

Berenice Tompkins is a graduate of Hasting High School, class of 2013, where she was president of the Environmental Club. After her first semester at Grinnell, she took a year off to walk in the Great March for Climate Action. That grew to working as a Project Manager for Climate Stories Project, and participating in the People's Pilgrimage from Rome to Paris in 2015 and the Climate Pilgrimage in 2018. 

AG, visiting from the Philippines, is one of the Pilgrimage founders and an artist, marine conservationist and climate justice activist. AG has devoted much of his life to walking for peace and justice. He will share stories of climate catastrophe and survival from his own experience, as well as speak about how we in the United States can be part of the fight for global climate justice.

Berenice walked alongside AG on the People's Pilgrimage from Rome to Paris in 2015 as well as the Climate Pilgrimage from Rome to Poland, arriving in Katowice for the COP24 in December 2018.

The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with a potluck and opportunity to talk with the pilgrims. Bring your favorite dish! The talk will start at 7:30, followed by Q&A.

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