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Public Presentation on Climate Change by May Boeve
February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Earth Care Committee of First Congregational Church is pleased to announce a public presentation on climate change by May Boeve, Executive Director of 350.org on Tuesday, February 13, beginning at 7:00 pm. The event will be held at Burlingame Hall, located at in Sonoma.
Boeve, who recently moved from Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in Berkeley, is a native of Sonoma, having attended Sassarini Elementary School and St. Francis, then graduated from Justin Siena (2002), before pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science at Middlebury College in Vermont. Boeve, along with five other Middlebury students and author Bill McKibben founded 350.org , an international climate change organization. 350.org‘s creative communications, organizing, and mass mobilizations strive to generate the sense of urgency required to tackle the climate crisis.
Previously, Boeve cofounded and helped lead the Step It Up Campaign in 2007, an initiative to get the U.S. Congress moving to address global warming. Prior to that she was active in the campus climate movements while a student at both Justin Sienna and Middlebury College. May is the coauthor of Fight Global Warming Now. She was also the recipient of a Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership in 2006, and late last year received a New Frontier award from the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston for her environmental activism and leadership.
Her presentation will address ways to become active in the Fossil Free Campaign which 350.org and other environmental groups such as the Sierra Club have initiated and she will also speak about the state of the climate under the Trump administration and how the politics of fear, greed, and lies extend beyond his impact on any particular issue.
The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome for the presentation which will be moderated by John Donnelley on behalf of the Earth Care Committee including an opportunity for questions from the audience.