In the Larger Community: Climate Migration
Saturday, February 4, 1 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom by reservation
Congregation Beth Shalom (across the street from us) invites UUC to join them at their 5th Annual Refugee Shabbat, an event sponsored by HIAS, the international Jewish humanitarian organization. This year’s event explores the intersection of climate change and forced migration: “Climate Migration: How does climate change affect refugees?”
Human-induced climate change is accelerating. Many around the world who are contributing the least to this crisis, with the least means to adapt, are being hit the hardest. Over 80% of refugees come from areas directly affected by climate change.
Forum panelists will include:
- Rabbi Megan Doherty, Senior Educator, HIAS Global Migration
- Jody Mizrahi, Congregation Beth Shalom Immigration & Sanctuary Team
- Deirdre Gabbay, Congregation Beth Shalom Climate & Environment Team
To attend this free event, please RSVP here. All are invited to join the Kiddush Lunch at 12 p.m. that precedes the Forum. Information about opportunities for advocacy will also be provided.