Sara Jolena is available for workshops and speaking engagements that create connections between:
ReMembering and ReEnchanting
Colonization and climate change; race and place
Human and ecological violence and peace-making
Religion/Spirituality and multi-faceted crises
Family history, historical trauma, ecological changes, and healing
The history of Sugar, Climate Change and Diabetes
The role of art/music/dance/spirituality in climate change adaptation
Eco-feminism, eco-theology/integral ecology, and institutional transformations
Sovereignty and Satyagraha
Other members of the Sequoia Samanvaya Network are also available for speaking engagements and workshops along related topics.
Recent Speaking Events
Sara Jolena and Ramasubramanian offer a series of workshops on Samanvaya
College of the Atlantic
Speaking at the St Francis Forum on Ecological Justice and Service to Vulnerable Communities was a real delight. Along with an array of other interfaith speakers and parish-level friars, we took inspiration from Pope Francis' Encyclical to delve into the connections between poverty, justice and climate change. After the interfaith gathering, we met with policy makers in multiple US State departments, including the Department of Justice and the Department of Forestry.
Key to our discussion were spaces for faith communities and policy makers to collaborate, as well as parish-level action plans.
In this image, I was reading from Pope Francis' Encyclical during the Blessing of the livestock and the land. Behind me is the key organizer of the gathering, Father Michael Lasky. Throughout the ceremony, the cows were watching us with great interest and attention!