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Join Rhode Island Interfaith Power & Light for our
10th Annual Interfaith Conference on Climate Change:
Transforming Prayers Into Passionate Action
featuring Tim DeChristopher, a prominent leader in the Climate Justice movement
with the music of Bryan Cahall
Enjoy a delicious dinner, network with climate change enthusiasts, and take local climate action all in one evening! Our educational conference will inspire immediate climate action and a group of Rhode Island based environmental companies and organizations will be available to assist you.
About Tim DeChristopher
Tim is a prominent leader in the Climate Justice movement, co-founder of the grassroots environmental activist consulting group Peaceful Uprising, and a founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, which supports those who’ve chosen to take direct action against the threat of climate change.
In December of 2008, Tim disrupted an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction by outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah to keep huge swaths of unspoiled public property from oil and gas drillers. He was removed from the auction by federal agents and taken into custody, eventually serving 21 months in prison. The act ultimately led to the cancellation of the auction, saving 150,000 acres from fossil-fuel development. His actions and imprisonment earned him a national and international media presence, which he has used as a platform to spread the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action to create a just and healthy world. Tim’s acts of civil disobedience lend visibility to otherwise obscured climate justice movements.
Tim holds a bachelor degree in economics from the University of Utah, recently graduated from Harvard Divinity School, and continues the work to defend a livable future.
About Bryan Cahall:
Bryan has been writing and singing his powerful songs all over the country and abroad for years as a troubadour. In July 2016, Bryan officially joined Tim DeChristopher as music director and accompanies him on his engagements. Bryan’s uses music to enrich Tim’s activism events by to teaching and leading songs at schools, rallies, churches and community centers. Bryan’s songs cultivate the deep resilience that we need to not only rise to the challenge of our times, but to continue to find beauty and meaning in these struggles. Many of Bryan’s songs are about sad and difficult things, but part of what his music does is show us that we can look at the most horrible parts of our world and make something beautiful out of it. These songs are an act of resilience. Bryan is currently recording his first studio album.
To request disability accommodation, please contact Maia Bailey, Evolutionary Biology, Sowa 222, 401.865.1823.
To pay by check, first complete your registration here, then mail your payment to PO Box 15043, Riverside, RI 02915.