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Going to Ground: Finding Our Way Home
September 14, 2022 @ 12:00 amFree
Hosted by the Rowe Center: UU Camp and Conference Center
- Date: Wednesday, September 14
- Time: 7pm EDT
- Location: Zoom
Please join Sherri and Tim for an open and heartfelt discussion about the journeys that they have taken to align their professional and personal lives with some critically needed shifts in our culture. They will discuss the choices that they’ve made to refocus their work toward a deepening spiritual relationship with the land. They will also share stories of their unexpected departure from their own established roles and patterns of engaging with society and will reveal how this personal movement led them to a more joyful and grounded way of engaging with our tragically wounded world and with one another.
Sherri Mitchell -Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset, is an Indigenous attorney, activist, and teacher from the Penobscot Nation. She is the author of the award-winning book Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change and a contributor to eleven anthologies, including All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis and Resetting Our Future: Empowering Climate Action in the United States. Sherri is the founder of the Land Peace Foundation, a Trustee for the American Indian Institute, an Advisory Council member for Nia Tero’s Indigenous Land Guardianship Program, a board member for the Post Carbon Institute and a foundational member of the U.S. ACE Climate Change development team.
Tim DeChristopher, environmental activist and co-founder of Peaceful Uprising and the Climate Disobedience Center, is widely known for disrupting a Bureau of Land Management auction in order to protect over 150,000 acres of public lands in Utah. He spent nearly two years in prison for this action, despite the Obama Administration later determining that the auction was illegal. Following prison, Tim attended Harvard Divinity School believing that his conviction was reflective of a larger moral crisis in this country. Tim has used his many platforms to highlight the urgency of the climate crisis and to call for bold action to create a just and healthy world. He currently lives in Maine where he continues to work on climate issues and to help rebuild connections to the Earth through regenerative farming.