With guest speaker, Melisa Laelan! This service brings attention to the defining issue of our time, climate change and particularly climate justice. Yale Climate Connections tells us that “Climate justice is a term, and more than that a movement, that acknowledges climate change can have differing social, economic, public health, and other adverse impacts on underprivileged populations. Advocates for climate justice are striving to have these inequities addressed head-on through long-term mitigation and adaptation strategies.” As UU’s, our seventh principle is Respect for the Interdependent Web of Existence, of which we are a part. Climate change is a threat to our interdependent web, and as such this UUFF service acknowledges how the climate crisis is affecting our daily lives and mental health. Most gratefully, we hear from Melisa Laelan, Director and Founder of the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese, who shares from her experience of climate change and its disproportionate impact on the Marshallese community. We share some ways the UUFF community is making a difference toward mitigation and adaptation, as well as possibilities for our future efforts. Join us as we reflect on where we are, what we can do and how we can support one another in our current and continuing climate crisis.
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