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The Kosmos Climate, Consciousness, and Community Summit brings together influential climate thinkers, healers and change-makers – ranging from water protectors and local-economy pioneers, to artists, farmers, spiritual teachers, and more.
Engage in intimate dialogue and reflection as we confront hard truths and our deepest feelings about the converging crises we face on Earth, our home. We will convene in the beautiful, thriving Transition Town of Media, Pennsylvania. This is an engaged community event! Large groups will meet in the modern, fully equipped Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church of Media, with some small-group breakouts and evening events at several venues around town and in our beautiful natural surroundings. Venues are easily walkable and wheelchair accessible.
Our intimate Summit will also coincide with Findhorn Community’s CCC19 Conference, and we will receive streamed Keynotes from Findhorn Community in Scotland, including Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, and Eskimo elder, Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq.
Themes of the Summit
- Facing climate reality and intersectionality
- Working with grief | Reconnecting to Mother Earth
- Renewing our resolve through community
- Resilience and appropriate response
As part of Philly Green Week PWPvideo presents MISSION Story Slam 3: Saving Us From Ourselves, an Environmental themed story slam where storytellers are invited to share tales of their Green Mission for a shot at $350 in donations to their favorite non-profit. Come and tell your story and have it recorded for sharing. Or just come hear a great evening of stories from people on a mission to make the world a better place.
Details at www.missionstoryslam.org
Join us for an overview of climate impacts on Pennsylvania and a discussion of opportunities to mitigate them.
Jesse Lytle, Haverford College’s chief sustainability officer will lead the way in this two-hour educational presentation.
Contact Jennie Ciborowski at (610) 896-1102 / email@example.com. Registration is required.
What are the human activities contributing to the climate crisis? And what alternative technologies, policy options, and practices are currently available that might be employed to confront the situation? As a follow-up to Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, examine existing data related to these questions with Dr. Richard Tolin, a member of the Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps who is among the advocates and influencers trained by Vice President Al Gore to mobilize communities for action. Then discuss specific actions that we can ALL take – right here in the Main Line and surrounding areas – to mitigate climate risks for future generations.
Registration is required.
Policing The Truth is a multi-faceted presentation and panel discussion that examines how editors, every-day people and media managers filter and forward information to the public. Policing The Truth explores the issues of the day and evaluates how consumers are influenced by seemingly infinite and often incongruent information. Policing The Truth puts media, corporations and communities under a critical microscope of consideration and analyzes how power creates content, how power curates content and how power corrupts content.
Addressing the idea of policing the truth is a panel of highly respected media representatives and social advocates, including Chester environmental activist Zulene Mayfield, WURD President & CEO Sara Lomax Reese and Host Eric ‘Brother Shomari’ Grimes, and Superintendent of Police at Upper Darby Police Dept. Mike Chitwood. Each panelist will have three minutes to elaborate on what policing the truth means for them in their line of work. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Marimow, our confirmed guest speaker, will open the program with a 10-minute talk about what policing the truth has meant in his career. Seasoned journalist and reconciliation expert Ulysses Slaughter, consultant for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, will moderate both the panel discussion and a 20-minute question and answer session.
At the conclusion of our discussion, it is our hope that the audience will be better informed about current events, policies that impact information dissemination and strategies to support community development and sustainability through information sharing.
Policing the Truth will be hosted by Chester Made and Pennsylvania Humanities Council. This program is part of the Democracy and the Informed Citizen initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism and an informed citizenry.
We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.
Rally for a Green Future will be a march from Media Borough Hall along State Street, ending at the Delaware County Courthouse, where we will hold a rally with speakers and music.
The event will be from 6 p.m., when we begin gathering at Borough Hall, until around 8 p.m., when our speakers finish. The Rally is currently sponsored by Sierra Club of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delco PA Indivisible. It will be (as much as is possible) a non-political celebration of our efforts toward creating a green future. We envision a family-friendly event. Participants are encouraged to wear T-shirts with environmental messages and something green (a hat, scarf, armband, etc.). Speakers include PA Sen. Tim Kearney, Jim Wylie of Sierra Club, Jess Cadorette of Penn Environment, Cathy Spahr of Take the Lorax to Washington, and representatives from Middletown Coalition for Community Safety and the Sunrise Movement (a national college-age environmental group). Many other environmental groups will be present, although not speaking. Music will be provided by the barbershop quartet The Trolley Stoppers.
There will be opportunities for each of the environmental groups to pass around petitions, sign-up sheets, and information.
On Sunday, April 27th, Providence Friends Meeting will host a spiritual memorial and historic celebration honoring courageous freedom seekers and the national and local abolitionists and free blacks who helped them.
This celebration of the human spirit will include a Harriet Tubman re-enactment, performances by the Lincoln University Choir and recording artist Dani Ocean, inspiration from local religious leaders, and personal recollections from Providence Meeting member Sam Lemon Ed.D. (https://goo.gl/Dja4FQ), whose maternal ancestors, Cornelius and Martha Jane Ridley, were among the freedom seekers sheltered by Providence Meeting. Local historian, Nancy Webster, will share information about the Underground Railroad in our area, Quaker Abolitionist Thomas Garrett and others who helped innumerable slaves escape to freedom. Finally, we will tell the stories of local Quakers and other abolitionists including Graceanna Lewis, Quaker abolitionist, suffragist, scientist, and conductor on Underground Railroad in the Kimberton, Pennsylvania area. She and her abolitionist family, the Fussells, are buried in the Providence Meeting graveyard behind the Meetinghouse.
Media Historical Society’s Thomas Minshall House, which is located across the street from Providence Meeting at 417 East Front Street, will be open for tours before and after the program (11 am – 1 pm, 4 – 5 pm).
When: Saturday April 27, 2019, 1 pm – 4 pm, Rain or Shine
Where: Providence Friends Meeting, 105 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063. Limited on-site parking available.
Gather at 630PM for the 7PM screening and enjoy the panel of experts after the film.
Get the dirt on community gardening!
Robyn Mello, Founder, Mercy Edible Park, Philadelphia, Permaculturalist with Philadelphia Horticulture Society
Faith Zerbe, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Watershed biologist, passionate advocate for lawns-to-gardens
Brian Titus, Manager, Arborganic Acres, Commercial Composting, Recycling food scraps to compost, Rodale graduate