General Meetings

Place:          Temple Israel, Westport
10:45 am  Coffee and Conversation
11:30 am Meeting and Speaker
We must enter through the doors from the upper parking lot. There are a limited number of parking spaces in the upper lot; please leave them for those who have difficulty walking. Others please park in the lower lot and walk to the upper entrance.

Monday, October 14
Dawn Henry: Climate Reality Project – Environmental Activism
Westport resident Dawn Henry is one of thousands of volunteers around the globe who have been personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore to educate the public on climate change. She attended Climate Reality Leadership Training in Seattle in 2017 and has been giving slideshow presentations on climate change to various groups around CT ever since. Her presentation will cover the science of climate change; the impacts being seen today all around the world in terms of extreme weather, droughts, floods, and fires; and impacts on ecosystems, our food supply, and human health. The program will also include the latest information on the shift to clean, renewable energy. The lecture concludes with suggestions on how to take action at the national and local level, as well as in your day-to-day life. In addition to volunteering with Climate Reality, Dawn is a Marketing Strategist and holds leadership roles in a variety of local sustainability-related organizations including Sustainable Westport, the Electric Vehicle Club of CT, and CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound.

Monday, October 28
Sister Maureen Fleming: Human Trafficking and Other Labor Abuses
Sister Maureen Fleming, School Sister of Notre Dame, is coordinator of Pastoral Outreach Activities at Saint Luke’s Parish in Westport. Formerly she was Director of Caroline House, an education center for low-income immigrant women and children in Bridgeport. Sister Maureen joins us again to update us on the status of Human Trafficking in Fairfield County and progress that has been made. She will also discuss a variety of shocking labor abuses that are still in practice today.