30th Annual Salem Peace Lecture

October 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Willamette University - Hudson Hall
OR 97301

Save the Date: Annual Peace Lecture to Explore the Connection Between Climate Change and Other Movements

30th Annual Salem Peace Lecture
October 16 – No charge

Sarah Myhre will deliver this year’s Salem Peace Lecture. Her topic will be: “Living, Loving, and Loathing on a Hot and Finite Planet: the Path Towards Climate Leadership.”

Climate change is often described as a crisis. But if it were a crisis, there would be a resolution and end to that crisis. Climate change in not a crisis inasmuch as it is a fundamental mutation in the physical, chemical, biological, and evolutionary identity of the planet. Our culture has barely begun to account for the scale and nature of the change we will negotiate. What does it mean to lead across this paradoxical and liminal time, in our families, our communities, our institutions, and our nation? And how do we lead with our humanity; with our hearts in our hands?

Dr. Sarah Myhre is a scientist, writer, and public scholar activist. She received her Bachelors in Science from Western Washington University and her doctorate from the University of California at Davis. She is the founder and executive director of Rowan Institute, and non-profit focused on climate science leadership. Dr. Myhre is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Science, and her work on climate change has led to her recognition as one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle.

Every year Salem’s Peace Lecture Committee presents a leading peace speaker to the Mid-Willamette community free of charge. At that time, a leading local peacemaker or peacemaking group is also honored with the Peacemaker of the Year Award. This year’s honoree will be Bill Hayden, whose long history of peace activism in Salem includes involvement with many local groups including the Peace Lecture Committee, the United Nations Association and the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

The 30th annual Salem Peace Lecture will take place in Willamette University’s Hudson Hall, located in the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center on the Willamette University campus, at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2018. As always, there is no charge.

Convened by: Peace Plaza, Inc.; Oregon PeaceWorks; the United Nations Association, Salem Chapter; and the Office of the Chaplains at Willamette University.

The Lecture is sponsored by many Salem area faith groups and community organizations. A complete list will appear in the program.

For additional information, please contact Karen Wood of the Willamette University Office of the Chaplains at chaplain@willamette.edu.

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