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Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity & the Vulnerable. FREE dinner & dialogue Tuesday, April 30th, 2019: 5:30 - 7 pm in University of Dayton Kennedy Union Torch Lounge.

The University of Dayton and greater Dayton communities are invited to Honor Earth Day as we hear from expert panelists and explore the Catholic Climate Covenant resources for Earth Day 2019 - All Creation Gives God Praise: Protecting Biodiversity in a Time of Climate Crisis. Join us for a FREE dinner and dialogue.

The diversity and the populations of the species around us and upon which we depend, are declining at alarming rates, impacting our food supply, health and habitats worldwide. However, we can act to protect our species, through our individual actions, our communities, nationally, and globally. Grounded in scripture, Catholic social teaching, and Laudato Si, this year’s Earth Day program will help mobilize communities to take urgent action to protect all of God’s creation. We'll hear about impacts on the people and ecosystems of our Global South - the most diverse ecosystems. We'll learn about how Climate Change is exacerbating human rights concerns globally, and how AAAS is mobilizing scientists, engineers and health professionals to respond. We'll also learn about how native plants are restoring wildlife habitats and attracting pollinators at UD and what you can do in your own landscapes.

Panel Presenters:

Theresa Harris, JD, is a human rights lawyer serving as Project Director in the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in DC.

Tara Poling; Program Coordinator, Marianist Environmental Education Center

Sr. Caroljean Willie, SC, PhD; Program Director of Earth Connection, Cincinnati & former NGO representative at the United Nations for the Sisters of Charity Federation.

This event includes a free taco bar dinner (dinner RSVP requested by Wednesday, April 24th), table dialogue, and resources for use for your own reflection or other community setting. Your RSVP will help our planning. (scroll down to register)

Held at University of Dayton in the Kennedy Union Torch Lounge. Meeting rooms are fully accessible.

PARKING IS FREE, but you must have a PERMIT. Stop at a Parking Visitors' Kiosk to Obtain a FREE Parking Permit and directions on where to park. Parking Lot C (off Evanston & Irving) kiosk is your closest spot.

For other questions and information, or if your attendance plans change, contact Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI, Ph.D., Scholar for Faith & Environment, Hanley Sustainability Institute at or MEEC: 937/429-3582,

Protect Our Species - Learn what we all can do
Hosted by the UD Hanley Sustainability Institute & Co-sponsors
Marianist Environmental Education Center
UD Center for Catholic Education
UD Center for Social Concern/Campus Ministry
UD Human Rights Center
UD Office for Mission & Rector
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