Registration and the reception will be held in the Old Common Room, and the main conference events will be held in the Old Refectory. During parallel sessions, panels will be held in the Old Refectory and in a nearby space. Volunteers will be on hand to guide participants.
Featured Presenter Bios
Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a senior research associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies and teaches American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos. She is the author of As Long as the Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock and coauthor, with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, of “All the Real Indians Died Off” and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans.
Mohamad Chakaki F&ES’06 is a transformational leadership facilitator and a consultant on environment and community development projects across the United States and the Arab Middle East. He is a faculty member of the Center for Whole Communities and was a co-founder of the DC Green Muslims Network.
Rev. Tom Carr is a co-founder and board chair of the Hartford-based Interreligious Eco-Justice Network and is Pastor of Second Baptist Church in Suffield, CT. Rev. Carr has been involved in eco-activism since 1987 and received the 2014 Steward of God’s Creation Award from the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care.
Rev. Stephanie Johnson, Rector at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Riverside, CT, worked for over 20 years as an environmental planner with state and local agencies before entering the priesthood. Rev. Johnson has worked for the Episcopal Bishops of New England and the Episcopal Diocese of New York providing support on food systems and climate change programs.
Martha Smith, Vice President of the Greater New Haven Green Fund, has worked locally and nationwide as an environmental consultant and watersheds advocate. She is a former director of the Yale Center for Coastal and Watershed Systems and former board member of the Connecticut Rivers Alliance.
Joseph Rose is the executive director of programming at Trinity Retreat Center in Cornwall, CT; a journalist; and a second-year MDiv student at Yale Divinity School. In addition to managing Trinity’s sanctuary for rescued donkeys, he leads retreats incorporating contemplative harvesting, liturgies for Creation, and ecological reconciliation.
John Humphries is the Executive Director of Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs, building on more than two decades of experience in organizing. John lives in Hartford and is active in the Hartford Friends Meeting (Quakers).