‘Before the Flood’ Film and Discussion with Sister Joan Brown in Silver City

March 18, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
1301 N. Swan St., Silver City

As part of World Water Day activities, St. Francis Newman Center and GRIP invite you to participate in a special screening of the Leonardo DiCaprio film Before the Flood about the climate crisis.

Following the film, Sister Joan Brown, Executive Director of NM Interfaith Power and Light, will lead a discussion of the film.  A light dinner will also be provided.

Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

Sister Joan Brown, osf, is a Catholic Franciscan sister from the Rochester, Minnesota community who serves as the Executive Director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light (NMIPL). Her farm background, passion for the Sacred Earth Community and many years of experience in the non-profit and social justice sector inform her work. She holds a Master’s Degree in Religion, Philosophy and Cosmology and is an OXFAM Sister Ambassador on the Planet. She attended UN International Climate  meetings in 2009 and 2015 as an official observer with Franciscans International when the first International Climate Agreement was made and also participated in the World Water Forum in Mexico City in 2006. St. Francis and St. Clare, Frs. Thomas Berry and Teilhard de Chardin inspire her vision and work for the long haul to help people know the wonder and responsibility of being sister and brother with all people, beings, plants and creatures in the Sacred Earth Community.

More information and to RSVP, call St. Francis Newman Center at 538-3662.

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