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Climate Change Impact on Vulnerable Communities

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Courtyard Boston Downtown Marriott • 275 Tremont Street • Boston

You are invited to join A Faith That Does Justice for a conversation with about how we can help those disproportionately impacted by climate change:  The impacts of climate change not only damage our planet, but stress on social and economic systems, from extreme weather events that decimate the world’s poorest nations to polluted air and water in our country’s poorest neighborhoods. The impacts of climate change are disproportionately impacting the poorest and most vulnerable among us. What are the moral responsibilities of developing nations in providing for and protecting those impacted by that development?

Join us to hear from leading experts about:

·         Why climate change is disproportionally impacting health and wellness

·         What we can do as individuals to help those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change

·         Steps the US can and should take to become a climate leader

Speakers:

·         Aaron Bernstein MD, MPH Co-Director of C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Pediatric Hospitalist, Boston Children's Hospital, moderator

·         William G. Kaelin Jr., MD, Nobel Laureate, Sydney Farber Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, 2019 Nobel Prize recipient in medicine or physiology

·         Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS, Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an emergency medicine physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Effect of the Environmental Crisis on the Poor and the Vulnerable

Register for free at http://bit.ly/climatecrisis2020

This event will also be available live streaming at www.faith-justice.org

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