Upcoming Events

August 20 – November 15, 2019

Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown. In an inspiring and easily understandable format, using videos, slides and group discussion you will learn about the latest research on how we can reverse global warming.  Many opportunities to attend this program are available:

   Tuesday August 20, 2019 6:00-7:45 PM

        Naples Library, 118 South Main Street, Naples, NY 14512

        Sponsored by: Naples Library

        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2061

   Thursday August 22, 2019 6:00-7:30 PM

        Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua, 3024 Cooley Street, Canandaigua, NY14424

        Sponsored by: Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua

        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2216

  Thursday September 16, 2019 6:30-8:30 PM

        Penfield Library, 1985 Baird Rd, Penfield, NY14526

        Sponsored by: Penfield Library

        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2240

  Thursday September 19, 2019 6:00-7:45 PM

        Victor Farmington Library, 15 W. Main Street, Victor, NY14564

        Sponsored by: Victor Farmington Library

        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2123

  Monday September 30, 2019 6:30-8:30 PM

        Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd, Rochester, NY14624

        Sponsored by: Gates Public Library

        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2196

  Thursday October 3, 2019 6:30-8:00 PM

        Penfield Library, 1985 Baird Rd, Penfield, NY14526

        Sponsored by: Penfield Library

        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2021

   Wednesday November 6, 2019 6:00-7:45 PM

        Victor Farmington Library, 15 W. Main Street, Victor, NY14564

        Sponsored by: Victor Farmington Library

        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2250

  Friday November 15, 2019 3:00-5:00 PM

        Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave, Rochester, NY14617

        Sponsored by: Irondequoit Public Library

        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2226

August 22,2019

Responding to the Culture of Hate.  A panel of community leaders hosted by Congregatings, a senior group at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, will host a panel discussion on "Responding to the Culture of Hate". Panelists include: Rabbi Peter Stein, Sr. Rabbi of Temple B'rith Kodesh; Dr. Angela Sims, President of the Colgate Crozer Divinity School; Adrian Hale, Strategic Initiatives Manager Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce; and Tabassam Javed, President and Board Member of the Islamic Center of Rochester. Stu Berger will moderate. Brown bag lunch at 11:45 am: (no pork or shellfish please).  The program will run from 12:00 pm to 1:30: Panel discussion followed by Q&A. https://www.facebook.com/events/503728580397550/

August 30, 2019

Inspirational Pilgrims. We journey to sacred places on the last Friday, Saturday or Sunday of each month. We visit Temples, Churches, Mosques or Places of Well Wishers, give our respect and ask them to join us in our journey.  As we visit sacred places, we are hoping more and more people from different race, religion, nationality and gender to join us. Our journey consists of the following steps:

  1. Respecting for, listening to and understanding your story

  2. Sharing food

  3. Congenial Conversation / Dialogue about a topic

  4. Voluntarily sharing an inspirational story, idea, talent, prayer, silent prayer, by being an exemplary in both listening and respect toward achieving a transformation from old stories and interests to one born anew.
    Please join us and ask your friends to join us as well.  Our August meeting will be Friday, August 30, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Islamic Center of Rochester, 727 Westfall Rd.

September 11, 2019

Walk for Peace. September 11th also marks the anniversary of Gandhi‘s first act of nonviolence in 1906. Join us, the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence, to remember both September 11ths as we walk from the Veteran‘s Memorial in Highland Park to the Gandhi Institute, approx 2.3 miles. While walking, we will learn about over 200 strategies available for nonviolent political change. Transportation back to Highland Park will be provided.

We will meet at 5:30 pm at the Vietnam Veteran‘s Memorial, 175 Highland Ave, Rochester, NY 14620; the walk will begin at 5:45.

September 22, 2019

Let’s Talk About Hate. What is hate? How does it shape our thoughts, identities, and communities? What can we do about it? Join Gandhi Institute director Kit Miller for an afternoon dedicated to exploring this seldom discussed topic through a variety of perspectives and traditions.  It will take place from 4-6 pm at the Luthra Center, India Community Center, 2171 Monroe-Wayne County Line Road, Macedon, NY 14502.  Register at Bianca@gandhiinstitute.org.

October 10 through November 21, 2019

Project Drawdown. Project Drawdown is based on a recent comprehensive scientific study of global climate solutions, which found that the level of greenhouse gases can be drawn down and global warming reversed by scaling up existing methods and technologies.  “Drawdown Solutions: Getting into Action” is a free, 4-session multi-media, interactive learning experience that helps each person find their own role in reversing global warming. The free course will be offered between October 10 and November 21 at the Penfield Library, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield.  Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2122

The course will also be offered between October 10 and November 21 at the Naples Library, 118 South Main Street, Naples.  Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2184

Also offered between October 16 and November 20 at the Penn Yan Library, 214 Main Street, Penn Yan.  Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2185

Participants will develop skills to communicate effectively about reversing global warming, explore the climate solutions that most interest them, develop a project that helps implement a solution in their own community or context, and become part of a growing global community that is changing the conversation about global warming. Participants report moving from discouragement to activated hope in the face of global warming and climate change.

You Set the Date

Conversations on Race.  Facilitators lead whole-group and small-group discussion on questions such as:  

  • How segregated is my life?

  • In what surroundings am I most aware that I have a racial identity?

  • To what extent is privilege a factor in not having to think about my racial identity?

  • Who or what raises questions about race for me?

Conversations on Race with Poverty facilitators lead whole-group and small-group discussion exploring the connection of race to poverty. 

Presented by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library in collaboration with Metro Justice, the National Coalition Building Institute, ACT Rochester, the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, and the Center for Dispute Settlement among others.  

If you would like to schedule a Conversation on Race for your organization, workplace or place of worship, contact Donna Goldberg at 585.385.4866.

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