Community Forum: Threats to liberties, rights and our planet, post-election
Join us for a public forum:“Come Together, Act Together: Protecting Ourselves, Our Neighbors, Our Civil Liberties and Our Planet Post-Election,” Thursday, December 15, at 7 PM in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room at Falmouth Public Library.
This community conversation will address the immediate threats our community faces and what specific responses and actions community members might take locally, working together and pooling energy, skills and determination.
A group of panelists will give brief presentations, providing insights from a local perspective on immigration; climate change; and bias based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and religion. Presentations will be followed by focused responses and discussion, with ample time for dialogue in a final wrap-up that includes setting priorities for taking action.
- Philip Duffy, president and executive director of the Woods Hole Research Center, will address climate change.
- Richard Vengroff, Community Acton Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, will address immigration issues.
- Addressing threats of bias:
- Elenita Muniz, formerly of the Barnstable Country Human Rights Commission
- John Reed, NAACP Cape Cod Chapter
- Penelope Duby, Falmouth SWIFT (Supporting Women in Financial Transition) and CCICSW (Cape Cod & Islands Commission on the Status of Women)
- State Representative-Elect Dylan Fernandes will also speak about his engagement on these issues and how community members can stay informed about advocacy through his office.
This gathering will also allow attendees to learn about other groups in the community.
Sponsors of this event:
- Falmouth Climate Action Team
- Coalition for Social Justice
- State Representative-Elect Dylan Fernandes
- Engage Falmouth
- No Place for Hate—Falmouth
Light refreshments will provided and contributions are welcome.