GTEC Town Hall Promo - Climate Crisis Education

Town Hall Promo

Arden Henley, Chairman of the Green Technology Education Centre gives a short description of the upcoming Crisis and Hope Town Hall Monday, November 18th, 7 – 9 pm at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House. (31 secs)

Town Hall Speakers

Ruth Walmsley

Ruth Walmsley is a speaker at the GTEC Crisis and Hope Town Hall on Climate Change at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House Mon, Nov 18Ruth Walmsley is a community organizer and activist living on unceded Coast Salish territory in North Burnaby. She is a founding member of Cranberry Commons Cohousing Community in North Burnaby, and also a founding member of BROKE (Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion). She is a Quaker, and represents Quakers nationally on the Ecological Justice Circle of KAIROS, a Canadian ecumenical social and environmental justice organization.

Fred Bass

Artistic image of Fred Bass, one of the speakers at the GTEC Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, Climate Change Crisis & Hope Town Hall Event Mon, Nov 18, 7 pmI am a retired physician trained in epidemiology, the field that measures population health. My work in preventive medicine focused on clinical and policy aspects of tobacco addiction. In 1989, shocked by the rising curve of atmospheric CO2, I realized that growing ecological risks would dwarf the risks of tobacco. This led me to serve on Vancouver’s city council from 1999-2005.

In this stressful time, I find that science, spirituality and ethical principles are vital in helping me navigate life. My parents were New York city school teachers of orthodox Jewish heritage. I now engage in both Quaker and Soto Zen practice.

Emilie Teresa Smith

Emilie Teresa Smith is one of the guest speakers at the Climate Crisis Town Hall at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House Monday, Nov 18 at 7 pm, sponsored by GTEC Green Technology Education CentreEmilie Teresa Smith is an Argentine-born Canadian Anglican Priest. For almost seven years she has been the priest at St. Barnabas, a small socially-committed parish in New Westminster. Since 1984 Emilie has walked with the communities surviving the Guatemalan genocide, a country where she has lived on and off for several years. In 2005 she began to support Guatemalan indigenous and mestizo villagers resisting Canadian mining companies. In 2012 Emilie was elected co-President of the historic International Oscar Romero Solidarity Network, and since then has traveled throughout Abya Yala (Latin America) working with peoples in resistance to government violence and corporate greed. She has just returned from Rome, where she was with Amazonian community leaders in the Casa Comun, during the transformational Synod on the Amazon.

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