Kashia to present "Marching Toward a Livable Future" at Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2015-04-07 10:24:36 - General

Environmental activist Miriam Kashia will present "Marching Toward a Livable Future" in an upcoming Coe College lecture. In observance of Earth Week, the talk will be presented on Monday, April 20, beginning at 7 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall. It is open to the public at no charge.

Kashia is a retired psychotherapist from North Liberty who was a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia, Africa, from 2005-07. She recently returned from an eight-month, 3,000-plus mile journey across America with the Great March for Climate Action. The mission of the March was to sound the alarm and inspire action on the urgent climate crisis. Having "walked her talk," Kashia will now “talk her walk” in this special presentation.

A brief slideshow entitled "10 Minute March" will provide a visual overview of this epic journey. Kashia will explain why she undertook this incredible challenge, sharing stories of the impact of climate change and extreme fossil fuel extraction methods witnessed along the walk. As well, Kashia will describe what she sees ahead in the effort to create a livable future on planet Earth.

Kashia is one of a small group of marchers who met with key White House aides in late January and also spoke to the EPA and several members of Congress about the urgent need to take decisive and comprehensive action now to reverse global climate change.

The event is sponsored by the Coe Environmental Club and the Coe Sustainability Council. For more information, visit coe.edu or call 399-8581.