Sisters Sponsor Virtual Panel Discussion on Climate Change

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A virtual intergenerational panel discussion on climate change will be held Sunday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m.

“Climate Change: Voices of Hope” will include five panelists: Marie Cigrand, OSF; Rep. Chuck Isenhart, D-Dubuque; Jared McGovern, curator of conservation programs at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium; Sadie Richter, Dubuque Senior High School student; and Korrin Shriver, Wahlert Catholic High School teacher.

Nancy Miller, OSF, social justice coordinator for the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, will facilitate. Discussion will include what everyone can do to address urgent needs of climate justice.

Organizers scheduled the discussion during the Season of Creation that runs through Oct. 4, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and mark the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care of our Common Home.

Sponsors are the Sisters of Charity, BVM, Sisters of St. Francis, and Canticle of Creation Center.

To register in advance for this Zoom webinar, go to