The Education portion of Laudato Si’ website will offer information surrounding Care for Our Common Home, including book titles, articles, Youtube links, TED talks, and other media offerings.  In addition, programming at Shalom Spirituality Center will be presented.

SESSION 2: IT IS THE VOICE OF THE EARTH
Monday, September 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m. CDT
Via Zoom
Presenters: Jonathan Buffalo, Historical Preservation Director of the Meskwaki Nation and Kathleen Grace, OSF.

Join us for dialogue from a historical perspective sharing thoughts from the late Mother Xavier and Historical Preservation Director Jonathan Buffalo of the Meskwaki Nation. This conversation will share how each community was/is a caretaker of the land at Mount St. Francis and explore the parallels between Franciscan and Meskwaki Nation spirituality. Cost: $10.00. Please register and prepay by Wednesday, September 7 at shalomretreats.org or by calling Shalom at 563.582.3592.

SESSION 3: THE MESKWAKI NATION
Monday, September 19, 6:30 – 8 p.m.  CDT
Via Zoom
Facilitator: Jonathan Buffalo, Historical Preservation Director of the Meskwaki Nation

Enjoy a lively presentation on the traditions and culture of the Meskwaki Nation featuring Historical Preservation Director Jonathan Buffalo and members of the Meskwaki Nation. Cost: $10.00 per person. Please register and prepay by Wednesday, September 14 at shalomretreats.org or by calling Shalom at 563.582.3592.

SESSION 4: CARE OF THE EARTH IN OUR COMMUNITY PANEL DISCUSSION
Monday, September 26, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Hybrid option: In-person and via Zoom CDT
Featured Panelists are:
• Gina Bell, Sustainability Manager at City of Dubuque, Iowa
• Jacob Jansen, Dubuque Resource Management Supervisor
• Jared McGovern, Curator of Conservation Programs at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
• Bev Wagner, DMASWA Education, and Communication Coordinator
• Brian Preston, Executive Director, Dubuque County Conservation Board

Listen as City and County employees share how the Dubuque community takes care of Mother Earth. Each will highlight their respective efforts in environmental sustainability and conservation and discuss ways citizens can move from awareness to action. Cost: $15.00. Please register and prepay by Wednesday, September 21 at shalomretreats.org or by calling Shalom at 563.582.3592.