The 2019 Virginia Climate Crisis Forum, hosted by Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, will focus on climate justice in Virginia. The forum will be moderated by William Barber, III, and Karenna Gore.

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

Location: First Baptist Church of Vienna, 450 Orchard Street, NW, Vienna VA 22180

The forum is open to the public and free of charge. Space is limited. Doors open at 7 PM.

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Panelists include:

  • Karla Bruce, Chief Equity Officer, Fairfax County
  • Karen Campblin, Co-chair of Green New Deal VA and Transportation and Smart Growth Co-chair of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Andrea Miller, 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
  • Melody Zhang, Climate Justice Campaign Coordinator at Sojourners and Co-Chair of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action
  • Rev. Paul Wilson, Pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church and Union Grove Baptist Church
Join us in coming together with people of faith and residents of Northern Virginia to hear from advocates and advisers on the critical topic of climate change and what actions we can take to achieve real climate solutions, right now. Our guests will engage attendees in a conversation about how we can respond as a faith community to environmental issues in Virginia to better care for Creation and commit to 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 frontlines — are part of every solution.
About the forum’s moderators: William Barber, II, 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.
Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions invites nonprofits, organizations and government agencies to table at the Virginia Climate Crisis Forum. Click here for information about tabling at the event.
Representing more than 70 congregations in the Northern Virginia area, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions advocates for climate policies in Northern Virginia and in the Commonwealth. We empower and unite neighbors of all faiths to develop local solutions to the climate crisis.
Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions is a 501(c)(3) organization, and does not engage in partisan activities. We do not work for or against specific candidates or parties. All are welcome at the table. For more information, visit

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