Noted author and activist Frances Moore Lappé addressed the issue of climate change and the importance of finding hope through democratic action. Speaking to an enthusiastic audience of over 150 people at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington, Ms. Lappé offered an encouraging message for combating climate injustice and other social issues. Emphasizing the importance of community and collaboration she reminded the audience that “we are all responsible.” By working together we can fight the cycle of powerlessness. She cited the Green New Deal and the Sunrise movement of young people dedicated to combating climate change as current examples of important democratic movements. Offering a positive message for difficult times Ms. Lappé´ states, “It is not possible to know what is possible.”
ACMI, Arlington’s local cable company recorded the event, and it’s available on their web site at https://acmi.tv/videos/finding-hope-through-democratic-action/.
Climate Change in Focus is the first in a series of forums sponsored by the Arlington Democratic Town Committee. This event was presented by the ADTC along with First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington. Several local environmental organizations were co-sponsors, including Mothers Out Front, Sustainable Arlington, Elders Climate Action MA, 350MA and Metro-North Node and the Sierra Club.