In August of 2014, the Great March for Climate Action came through Iowa City during its 3,100-mile march across America. Ed Fallon, a former Iowa lawmaker and director of the 2014 March, wrote a just-released memoir about the experience: MARCHER, WALKER, PILGRIM.
(Learn more at www.boldiowa.com/marcher-walker-pilgrim.)
Ed will discuss the book, read selections, and take questions. Hardcover and paperback books will be available for purchase and for Ed to sign. All proceeds go to Climate March, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
On the 3,100-mile, 8-month walk from LA to DC in 2014, dozens of marchers became a mobile village — weathering harsh conditions, sharing joys and sorrows, and intensifying their commitment to the cause as they sounded the alarm about the climate crisis.
Through humor and candid introspection, Ed shares his experience on the March and how it brought into focus his lifelong search for love and meaning -- even as intense, interpersonal dramas threatened to tear the March community apart.
We invite you to a day of learning about the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery. Our goal is to raise our level of knowledge and concern about these impacts, recognize them in ourselves and our institutions, and explore how we can begin to take actions toward “right relationship.”
In the Doctrine of Discovery we find the roots of injustice. In the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we find the seeds of change. How can we nurture those seeds to bring forth the fruits of right relationship with all peoples?
This workshop is open to all people, high school age or older. There is no fee to attend the program but pre-registration is required as space is limited.
Please join us on the evening of April 19, 6–9 p.m., at Old Brick Church to celebrate the successes of FasTrac students and learn more about FasTrac's work in the community. A variety of engaging speakers and entertainment is planned.