Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Your Invitation Wednesday, June 7, 2023 12:00pm-2:00pm. ROLE OF FAITH COMMUNITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: From Climate Change Mitigation to Disaster Relief, Response and Recovery



Dear Colleagues:

As we celebrate Caribbean Blue Economy Week, I thank you for agreeing to join our 
Roundtable Dialogue on the Role of Faith Community in Environmental Stewardship.
As climate changes continues it is vital that we in the Caribbean diaspora take a more strategic 
approach to how we engage the diaspora.
Over the years, since Gilbert, ICS  has been engaged in supporting various relief and recovery 
efforts, with community leaders like Loughton Sargeant, Director of DC Carnival and Image 
Band who has served as a defacto point person for the DC Metro region.
We at ICS believe that the Caribbean American Faith Community could be much more 
engaged in the process.  The goal of this conversation is to explore how the faith community 
sees the role of environmental stewardship and how we might work with the leaders in the faith 
community to develop a more robust community response at all stages of the ecosystem from 
climate change mitigation to disaster relief, response and recovery.
12:00 Call to Order  Opening Remarks - Dr Claire Nelson (3 minutes) - Why Are We Here? 
12:03 Opening Song - Gerard Placide (3 minutes)
12:06  Intro of Guests Dr Nelson and Order (4 minutes)
12:10 Rev Melbourne (7 minutes)  
12:17 Rev Constant (7 minutes) 
12:24 Dr Conrad Duncan (7 minutes)
12:31 Kamalah Fletcher (7 minutes)
12:38 Charles Sharp (7 minutes)
12:45 Internal Discussion Led by Dr Nelson (15 minutes)
13:00 Short Break Musical Interlude (Gerard Placide) 
13:05 Open Public Discussion (45 minutes) - The Goal is to Identify at least 3 ACTIONS we could take towards SMART Futures 
13:50 Where do we go from here? (Each Panelist offers 1 minute closing)
13:58 Closing Remarks




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Claire A. Nelson Ph.D., 
Author, SMART Futures For a Flourishing World
Futurist & White House Champion of Change 
Founder & President | Institute of Caribbean Studies, Washington DC
Chair | National Caribbean American Heritage Month
Executive Producer | Invest SMART Caribbean &
National Caribbean American Heritage Awards
National Caribbean American Heritage Awards
Skype: Claire.A.Nelson




Charles D. Sharp


Black Emergency Managers Association International


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    Cornell University Climate Fellow

Washington, D.C.  20020
bEMA International
Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and  Partnering (C5&P)


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