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PYM ECO-JUSTICE NEWS –September 2019 Events

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The Eco-Justice Collaborative of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting issues this monthly bulletin in the hope that it will provide Friends with time-sensitive information and resources to help in their ongoing work for social and environmental justice. Please share as you think appropriate.

This month the newsletter is focusing on information about several significant events this month and next that we hope you will want to participate in.

Sept. 15th at 1:15 pm Money and Soul Book Launch at Friends Center.  Join Pamela Haines on Saturday at Friends Center, 1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, as she launches her new book, which has been welcomed by reviewers for presenting economic truths and ethical questions in a down-to-earth style that both informs and challenges.  Published by John Hunt Publishers, London, the book is available from and other online distributors.  Inquiries at [email protected].

Sept. 20th Global Climate Strike. A week of climate change actions is planned from Sept. 20th to the 27th in conjunction with the UN Climate Change Summit on Sept. 23rd.  The week will start with a Global Climate Strike on September 20th, when people around the world will take to the streets to demand that governments take action on the climate crisis.  There are over 500 strikes planned in the U.S. alone. The Climate Strike in Philadelphia is schedule for 11 am to 2 pm at City Hall. To learn more and to register and/or help with planning, go to and click on “Climate Strike 2019 Events.”  There is also a Climate Strike event in West Chester from 11 to 1 (information at the website).  For information about other strikes near you, visit  the website.  Young people around the world are striking for their right to a future.  What that future looks like depends on what we and our governments do (or don’t do) to reduce global emissions by 2030. Find out what you can do to support these young people.  You can start by joining a strike near you.

October 3, 2019, Dr. Sandra Steingraber will speak at Swarthmore College.  Quaker Earthcare Witness and Swarthmore College invite you to hear from Dr. Sandra Steingraber, biologist, cancer survivor and activist, who will talk about ecology, pollution and activism in three venues this October. On Thursday, October 3rd, Dr. Steingraber will join the Sustainability Research Fellowship class at Swarthmore College (1:00, Intercultural Center Dome Room, Sproul 201). For those who plan to attend the 1 pm class, there is a homework assignment to read Dr. Steingraber’s article found here: .  (Even if you can’t make the class, you won’t want to skip the article!)  Dr. Steingraber  will also give a lecture/discussion at 4:30 pm ( currently scheduled for the same location, but check with Swarthmore as we get closer). On Friday, October 4th, Dr. Steingraber will have an informal discussion with Quaker Earthcare Witness in the Conlon Room at Brinton House at Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA. Friends are welcome to participate in any of these settings. No prior registration is required.

Oct 3-6 Quaker Earthcare Witness Fall Meeting at Pendle Hill.  The fall Steering Committee Meeting of QEW will be held at Pendle Hill this year.  This is the perfect opportunity to come to all or part of the weekend and see what spiritual and practical support QEW is giving concerned Friends in North America to address climate change, species extinction, environmental injustice and more.  All are welcome!  Visit for more information and to see the agenda for the weekend.  Or speak to your PYM representatives to QEW, Pat Finley and Ruth Darlington.  We would love to talk with you about QEW. 


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