Join Mothers Out Front and Roanoke Valley Family (formerly Growing up in the Valley) for a Family Talk presentation on Climate Justice. Details Below. (Childcare is available for 2+ potty-trained children)
Climate Justice in the Valley: How the Climate Crisis Impacts Our Children's Future
Presenter: Desiree Shelley, Climate Justice Organizer, Mothers Out Front - Roanoke / Southwest Virginia
Through this discussion and interactive workshop, parents and caregivers will gain an understanding of both the present impacts of climate change on our communities as well as what lies ahead in our future. Participants will watch a series of short video clips and engage in a group activity that illustrates how climate change will impact our environment and living circumstances over the next 10 years. After the video, we will dig deeper into the climate crisis by examining climate justice issues in Virginia such as increased rainfall, flooding, storm water, air pollution, water pollution, food scarcity, public health impacts, utility regulation and infrastructure and more. The second part of the workshop will focus on solutions and taking action. We will look at a few local examples and case studies that illustrate local campaigns mothers have taken in other areas of Virginia and potential campaigns for our region. We will also discuss actions that individuals can as well as small scale community projects such as energy efficiency, solar projects, community gardens, etc. The workshop will conclude with a listening session where parents can voice some of their own concerns about the climate crisis, changes they have noticed and threats to public health and sustainability that are impacting their children and family. Participants will be given the opportunity to brainstorm climate solutions relevant to their community. Participants will be introduced to local actions being taken and opportunities to get involved by attending events and volunteering with climate action initiatives.
Come learn more with us at the Family Talk!
1327 Grandin Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
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