chris chris, August 12, 2019

Please join us for the launch of the Virginia Chapter of Earth Rise Indivisible!
About this Event

Please join us on August 17th as we engage, educate and mobilize to address the climate crisis.

Check in will begin at 9:00 am, the program will run from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. A vegetarian bag lunch (sandwich, fruit, cookie) will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own lunch, should you so desire.

Please bring your own re-usable water bottle and coffee mug.

Following the close of the program at 4:30, there will be a Celebratory Happy Hour!! Old Brogue, 760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA, (5 minute walk)

Earth Rise Indivisible uses the Indivisible principles of advocacy and organizing to empower progressive leadership and action on environmental justice and climate solutions. By illustrating the intersectionality of climate change with progressive concerns, we will equip attendees to join the team Earth Rise Indivisible team.

This interactive program will include:

Climate Reality and Green New Deal VA presentations
Impacted community members panel
Skills building workshops
Yoga breaks
Next steps

Guest speakers include:

Kimberly Anne Tucker – Indivisible Senior Regional Organizer & Senior Training Associate for the East Coast Region, will offer training in Democracy Reform and Birddogging.

Karen Campblin – Green New Deal Virginia, Co-chair & VSC NAACP, Environmental and Climate Justice Chair, will speak about the Green New Deal Virginia

Dr. John Cook – Cognitive Scientist, Founder Skeptical Science, GMU professor, will discuss, and host role playing exercises in, climate messaging.

Ivy Main Esq. – Co-chair of the Va. Chapter, Sierra Club Renewables Committee, will speak on the topic of Dominion money in Virginia Politics.

Jay Winter Nightwolf – Cherokee, Taino, Shosone activist/journalist/radio host, will offer the opening address and welcome.

Molly Bakal – Climate Reality Project, NoVA Chapter, Co-chair & Indivisible Northern Virginia, founder & Earth Rise Indivisible, founder, will co-lead the Climate Reality Project presentation.

Natalie Pien – 350 Loudoun, Chair & Climate Reality Project Leader & Poor People’s Campaign, NoVA chapter & Earth Rise Indivisible leadership team, will co-lead the Climate Reality Project presentation.

Impacted Community Panelists include:

Andrea Miller, Panel Facilitator- Tri-Chair, Virginia Poor People’s Campaign, Executive Director People Demanding Action

Marie Gillespie – Friends of Buckingham steering committee, Union Hill resident & active opponent to the ACP and Buckingham Compressor Station.

William Limpert – Bath County Property owner (Miracle Ridge Old Growth Forest) & retired environmental regulator.

Jay Winter Nightwolf – Cherokee, Taino, Shosone activist/journalist/radio host.

Chad Oba – Friends of Buckingham co-founder & chair, Union Hill resident, opposition to ACP & Buckingham Compressor Station leader.

Ronnie Ross – Candidate for the 27th State Senate District, grew up in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, home of transient industries from canals to coal to clay to steel.

Emily Satterwhite – Appalachia Studies scholar, VA Tech professor, Mountain Valley Pipeline active opponent.

BeKura W. Shabazz – Founder and CEO of First Alliance Consulting LLC.

Joan Eve Shea-Cohen – Ellicott City business owner impacted twice by catastrophic flooding.

Gary Weltner – Antique aficionado & Joan Eve’s dear friend who loved helping her in her business.

* Stair Calhoun will be offering two yoga stretch breaks during the day

Co-sponsored by: Indivisible Northern Virginia, New River Valley Indivisible, Williamsburg James City County Indivisible, Herndon/Reston Indivisible Science and Environment, Indivisible Virginia, Indivisible Charlottesville, Indivisible Roanoke, Fauquier Indivisible, People Demanding Action, 350 Loudoun, Network NOVA, Peninsula Indivisible, Indivisible NoVA West, and Indivisible NoVA East.

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Visiting the area and need a place to stay?

Residence Inn is 10-15 minutes from the library and has rooms for $80.