Upcoming Events

July 18, 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:

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00-7:45 PM

        Avon Free Library, 143 Genesee Street, Avon, NY 14414

        Sponsored by: Avon Free Library

        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2083

  Thursday July 18, 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/group/65/event/introduction-drawdown

  Saturday July 20, 2019 1:00-2:45 PM

        Avon Free Library, 143 Genesee Street, Avon, NY 14414

        Sponsored by: Avon Free Library

        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2084

  Thursday August 15, 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/group/65/event/reversing-global-warming-introduction-drawdown

  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/group/65/event/reversing-global-warming-introduction-drawdown-0

July 19, 2019

The Color of Law.  A presentation and discussion with Richard Rothstein, author of “The Color of Law”. Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He lives in California, where is a Fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley.  Racial segregation characterizes every metropolitan area in the U.S. and bears responsibility for our most serious social and economic problems – it corrupts our criminal justice system, exacerbates economic inequality, and produces large academic gaps between white and African American schoolchildren. We’ve taken no serious steps to desegregate neighborhoods, however, because we are hobbled by a national myth that residential segregation is de facto—the result of private discrimination or personal choices that do not violate constitutional rights. THE COLOR OF LAW demonstrates, however, that residential segregation was created by racially explicit and unconstitutional government policy in the mid-twentieth century that openly subsidized whites-only suburbanization in which African Americans were prohibited from participating. Only after learning the history of this policy can we be prepared to undertake the national conversation necessary to remedy our unconstitutional racial landscape.  The program will be from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Lyric Theater, 440 East Avenue in Rochester.  Tickets are $25; $50 with the book.  For more information contact events@pathstone.org.

August 5, 2019

Moving Beyond Racism Book Discussion.  Book selection: TBA. Monday, August 5th, 7-8:30 pm, Barnes & Noble - Pittsford Plaza - Upstairs Community Room.  Everyone is welcome whether or not you have read the book.  Join us for a safe, stimulating discussion. For more information call 585-288-8644 or e-mail mbrbookinfo@aol.com.

August 5-9, 2019

Global Citizenship Immersion: Building Skills and Knowledge for a Diverse World (For high school students). This week-long academic immersion program is designed for students in grades 9 through 12 but open to college freshman also. Concentrating on a youth interfaith encounter approach, the program includes seminars, interactive workshop sessions, group discussions, site visits to local places of worship, and community service.  The program will be held from 1:00-8:00 pm in Room 331 of the Golisano Academic Center at Nazareth College.
For details, please go to our website: https://www2.naz.edu/interfaith/programs/workshops-training/next-generation/
**The last date for registration is July 20, 2019, registration fee is $109.00 which includes refreshments and suppers. 
Register by email: cisd@naz.edu or call:(585) 389-2963.
Contact Nora Bradbury Haehl, program coordinator: norabradbury@gmail.com with any questions regarding the Next Generation Global Citizenship Immersion Program for high school students. 

August 5-9, 2019

Global Citizenship Immersion Certificate Workshop: Building Skills and Knowledge of our Diverse World with Cultural and Spiritual Journeys for Experiential Learning (for K-12 teachers and other professionals).  This week long  course is designed for K-12 teachers, business managers,  religious leaders, and social workers for cultural and religious diversity training. This program will provide professionals, including teachers, with the necessary knowledge and skills in better understanding issues around race, gender, ethnicity, faith and cultures in our global world. This is a non-credit certificate course with site visits for experiential learning. The program will be held from 1:30-8:30 pm in Room 494 of the Golisano Academic Center at Nazareth College.  For program details, see: https://www2.naz.edu/interfaith/programs/workshops-training/train-trainers/ <https://www2.naz.edu/interfaith/programs/workshops-training/train-trainers/>
**The last date for registration is July 20, 2019, registration fee is $199.00 which includes suppers and fees for site visits.
Register by email: interfaith@naz.edu or call: (585) 389-2963. A limited number of scholarships are available. Please write a check to Nazareth College, Hickey Center and mail it to: 
Muhammad Shafiq, Ph.D.
Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue
Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
Contact Rev. Gordon Webster, program coordinator: revgvw@gmail.com  with any questions regarding the Global Citizenship Immersion Certificate Workshop for professionals. 

September 19 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 September 19 and October 31 at the Victor Farmington Library, 15 W. Main Street in Victor. Register at:  https://connect.pachamama.org/group/65/event/drawdown-solutions-getting-action-0 (click yellow “Enroll” button)

The course will also be offered between October 10 and November 21 at the Penfield Library, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield.  Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/group/65/event/drawdown-solutions-getting-action
           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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