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2019 Virginia Climate Crisis Forum

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Vienna
450 Orchard Street, NW 
Vienna, VA 22180
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Join people of faith and community members across Virginia to engage in a deep conversation about environmental justice. As we work together to repair our damaged climate, we must make sure that everyone most impacted—including low-income people, people of color, the vulnerable, and those on the front lines—is part of every solution. The forum is hosted by Faith Alliance for Climate Solutionsis is open to the public and free of charge. Space is limited. Doors open at 7 p.m. Registration and more information is available online HERE.

Co-moderated by William Barber, III, and Karenna Gore


  • Karla Bruce, Chief Equity Officer, Fairfax County
  • Karen Campblin, Co-chair of Green New Deal Virginia; Transportation and Smart Growth Co- chair of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club; and Environmental and Climate Justice Chair of the Virginia NAACP State Conference
  • Andrea Miller, Organizer for the Virginia Poor People’s Campaign and Executive Director of People Demanding Action
  • Dawone Robinson, Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Director of Energy Affordability for the Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Rev. Paul Wilson, Pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church and Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Melody Zhang, Climate Justice Campaign Coordinator at Sojourners and Co-Chair of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action

Co-sponsored by Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, Interfaith Power & Light (DC, MD, NoVA), and the Virginia Poor People's Campaign

About the forum's moderators: William Barber, III, is the Strategic Partnerships Associate at The Climate Reality Project. He is the son of Rev. Dr. William Barber, II. Karenna Gore is the Founding Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. She is the eldest daughter of former Vice President Al Gore.