Here are the dates and information for Boston and New York Climate Generation book events. Hope you can join me for some very inspiring conversation with some of the leading voices on climate action in the USA.
BOSTON – Thursday 6th June
4.30pm – 6.30pm – Supper event in Boston college for BCCM members and friends. Informal supper and talk on “living laudato sí” in Ireland. Participants at book launch welcome to join.
Friday 7th June
9.30 – 11am – Book talk event in Lexington with ‘Mothers Out Front’ group.
Climate Generation: Awakening to Our Children’s Future In her new book Lorna Gold, mom, and climate activist, has an important message for parents, grandparents and all who care about the future generation. Endorsed by Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, and Mary Robinson! Fri, Jun 7, 9:30-11 AM, St. Brigid Parish Center Auditorium, 2001 Mass. Ave. Lexington
7pm – Book Talk on Climate Generation in Pauline Bookshop in Mid-town Manhattan
FREE ENTRY AT DOOR https://www.facebook.com/events/441798073305065/
Sunday 9th June
Book Event Intergenerational Justice and Climate Change – a Mother’s Perspective’ 1pm – 3pm, St. Francis’ Xavier’s Church, Manhattan FREE TICKETS ON THE DOOR
Wednesday 12th June
NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
You are invited to an afternoon of reflection and discussion on how all of us, young and old, can become the generation that rises to the challenge of climate change. With inspiring contributions from those in the front line of climate action today.
“Hope comes when we act, and only then.” – Greta Thunberg, Climate Striker
“Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great, you can be that generation.” – Nelson Mandela
The UN was founded on the message of ‘We, the Peoples’ after world war had ravaged a whole generation. Now, the world stands on the cusp of an existential crisis due to ecological collapse. The breakdown of the climate, caused principally by human activities, is a key driver of this crisis. A rallying cry needs to go out that we are the peoples’ – we are the climate generation: the first to fully comprehend what is happening to our earth, and the last with time to rescue it.
In advance of the UN Climate Change Summit in September, this event will bring together activists for climate justice of all ages who consider themselves the climate generation. We will inspire hope by sharing stories of how young and old can work together, supporting each other, to bring about powerful change. This will be an event designed to inspire hope that young and old can join together to fight for a safe planet.
Dr. Lorna Gold is a well-known Irish author and climate activist. She is vice-chair of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and a member of the Irish Government’s Advisory Group on the national Climate Dialogue.
Nydia Leaf is a member of the New York City Granny Peace Brigade (GPB), and has worked in Theatre and Education while also advocating for Peace, the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Organic Farming, and for addressing the Climate Emergency. The GPB works to oppose the violence of racism, poverty and militarism.
Alexandria Villaseñor is a fourteen year old climate activist. Inspired by Greta Thunberg, she skips school every Friday to strike in front of the UN headquarters to call for world leaders to take immediate action on climate change. Her mother, Kirstin Hogue holds an MA Climate and Society from Columbia University.
Sonia Ingram is an expert in financial management expertise and sustainable environmental and thought leadership. She works with businesses to increase profits, whilst lowering investment risks, implementing carbon dioxide drawdown solutions and new brand marketing strategies. She is an advocate for NYC climate mobilization act and fossil fuel divestment.
2-3.30 We, The Climate Generation
Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission
221 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
4 – 5pm Meeting on Faith-based fossil fuel divestment (same venue)
Book Website: https://www.newcitypress.com/climate-generation.html
Interview with Lorna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clWud-fuGpw&t=271s
Same interview only audio: https://www.spreaker.com/user/11070749/climate-generation
Lorna’s blog: www.lornagold.com