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Climate Solutions & Spiritual Leadership: A Conversation with leaders from the All We Can Save anthology

Thursday, Sep 09 - Thursday, September 09
7:00pm - 8:15pm

Location: Climate Solutions & Spiritual Leadership: A Conversation with leaders from the All We Can Save anthology
Audience: Adults

Join PPL in partnership with the BTS Center for an online event featuring Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson in conversation with Heather McTeer Toney and Mary Anne Hitt, and artwork presented by Madeleine Jubilee Saito.

Artwork by Madeleine Jubilee Saito

This event is free for Portland Public Library attendees. If you would like to participate we invite you to select the “$0 – I’m participating with a scholarship” option on the online registration form.

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This event is a celebration of All We Can Save, an anthology of writings by 60 women* at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.

Climate change is a multi-faceted problem that requires an equally multi-faceted movement of solutions. One significant, root-level solution is spiritual reorientation to feminist wisdom. That means shifting away from delusions of individualism, toward creative collaboration; away from greed and apathy, toward generous mutuality; away from habits of domination, toward practices of regeneration. And it means heeding the leadership of those who are moving culture in that direction. The All We Can Save Project is that kind of cultural force.

In All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, editors Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson and Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson assert that — while the work at hand is hard and uncertain — “building community around solutions is the most important thing.”

We invite you into that community. Through artwork, poetry, and illuminating insight from women at the forefront of the climate movement, we will consider the roles that we all have to play in nurturing a livable future. Join us as we explore in particular how faith communities — and other communities of spiritual practice — can best contribute to spiritual reorientation and other solutions in a climate-changed world.

*The use of “women” here is open, expansive, and trans-inclusive.

This online event will include:

Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson

Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson is an author, strategist, and teacher, working to heal the planet we call home. Her books on climate include the bestselling anthology All We Can Save (2020, co-editor), The Drawdown Review (2020, editor-in-chief and lead writer), the New York Times bestseller Drawdown (2017, lead writer), and Between God & Green. Dr. Wilkinson co-founded and leads The All We Can Save Project with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, in support of women leading on climate. She also co-hosts the podcast A Matter of Degrees, telling stories for the climate curious with Dr. Leah Stokes.

Heather McTeer Toney

A self-proclaimed ‘recovering politician’, Heather McTeer Toney served as Regional Administrator for Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Southeast Region, under President Barack Obama and two term Mayor of Greenville, Mississippi. She currently serves as National Field Director for Moms Clean Air Force. She wrote the essay “Collards Are Just as Good as Kale” in the All We Can Save anthology.