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Earth Charter Community Summit

October 7 – 11, 2019

 

The Earth Charter Community Summit celebrates the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s commitment to the Earth Charter, which counted the University among the earliest signers in the USA. Read about the history and the Earth Charter itself.

We are proud to announce that the 2019 Earth Charter Community Summit Keynote Speaker will be Marcia Bjornerud, author of “Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World.” Mark your calendars for her keynote address at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8th, in the Culver Family Welcome Center Ballroom on the UW-Oshkosh campus. The talk is free. Please bring an ID for admission. There will be free parking in Lot 6 outside of the CFWC.

Below is the list of events for the 2019 Earth Charter Community Summit. Most are free and open to the public, but please note that some are closed events. We hope to see you at many of the events!

 

 

MONDAY • OCT 7

3:00 – 4:00 PM

      OR

TUESDAY  OCT 8

4:45 – 5:45 PM

       OR

FRIDAY • OCT 11

3:15 – 4:15 PM

WOMEN’S CENTER

 

 

 

TUESDAY • OCT 8

7:00 – 9:00 PM

CULVER FAMILY WELCOME CENTER

 

 

WEDNESDAY • OCT 9

12:40 – 1:40 PM

SAGE HALL 3208

 

 

WEDNESDAY • OCT 9

4:00 – 5:00 PM

SAGE HALL 1235

 

 

WEDNESDAY • OCT 9

6:00 – 7:30 PM

REEVE THEATER 307

 

 

THURSDAY • OCT 10

5:00 – 6:00 PM

REEVE THEATER 307

 

 

FRIDAY • OCT 11

9:10 – 10:10 AM

HALSEY 107

 

 

GO GREEN FOR MENSTRUAL HYGIENE

Do you menstruate? Would you like to learn more about the environmental and financially sustainable solutions to menstrual hygiene management? Participants learn about different sustainable menstrual hygiene products and their environmental impacts.

Thanks to initial funding from the Green Fund, and ongoing funding from the Women’s Advocacy Council, student participants who menstruate will leave with a sustainable menstrual hygiene kit to promote the adoption of sustainable menstrual management.

Choose from one of the three workshop sessions available this week.

Registration requested. Email: wac@uwosh.edu if you plan to attend.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MARCIA BJORNERUD

 Hear from Earth Charter Keynote Speaker, Marcia Bjornerud, professor of Geology at Lawrence University and author of “Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World.”

 Marcia Bjornerud shows how geologists chart the planet’s past, explaining how we can determine the pace of solid Earth processes such as mountain building and erosion and comparing them with the more unstable rhythms of the oceans and atmosphere. These overlapping rates of change in the Earth system―some fast, some slow―demand a poly-temporal worldview, one that Bjornerud calls “timefulness.” She explains why timefulness is vital in the Anthropocene, this human epoch of accelerating planetary change, and proposes sensible solutions for building a more time-literate society.

Free parking in Lot 6 outside of the CFWC

BROWN BAG DISCUSSION:
BIRD-WINDOW COLLISION RESEARCH

Approximately one billion birds die annually in North America as a result of collisions with windows. The goal of this project was to record species that die from window strikes, and determine which windows on campus are most likely to be associated with bird deaths.

Bring your lunch and join Misty McPhee and Brad Spanbauer for an informal brown-bag session to hear about preliminary results of this study, ask questions, and find out more about bird-window strikes at UW Oshkosh.

DR. ALAN HANEY:
“WHAT THE BIRDS ARE TELLING US ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE”

 
Long before canaries were first used in mines to detect unsafe conditions, people observed birds as a forewarning of changes in weather. With their high metabolism, birds must quickly respond to their environment, and therefore, are excellent indicators of change. Alan will use numerous examples to illustrate some of the ways in which rapidly changing climate is affecting our birds.

Co-sponsored by Citizens Climate Lobby and Winnebago Audubon Society.

Free parking in Lot 7 and Lot 13 adjacent to Sage Hall and Kolf Fieldhouse.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION DOCUSERIES: 
BIRTH ON THE BORDER


Birth on the Border (a Women Make Movies 5, 2018) is a documentary short that explores legal border crossing from Mexico into the U.S. for the purpose of childbirth. The film delves into the narratives of two women from Ciudad Juárez who cross the border legally to give birth in El Paso, Texas, and the Chicana midwives who support them. Against the backdrop of oppressive U.S. border policy, these women’s stories of risk, strength, and resiliency reveal the complexities of life on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Sponsored by: Reeve D&I Programs, Student Organization of Latinos, Women’s Center

LOS LECHEROS 


A collaboration between Twelve Letter Films and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Los Lecheros gets to the heart of the relationship between farmers, undocumented immigrant workers, families, activists, and a state economy as they all respond to the pressures of anti-immigrant threats and legislation. Los Lecheros is a timely document of a community working both for and against its own best interests.

Stick around for the panel discussion after the film.

Co-sponsored by Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Student Organization of Latinos, Social Justice Club.

MELISSA WEYLAND:
THE TRUE COST OF OUR FOOD 


Food plays so many roles: health, community, tradition, and pleasure, to name a few. We’ll dive into food labeling, marketing, regulations and the varying methods used to produce the foods we’ve grown to enjoy today. We’ll leave with a deeper understanding of why our food costs what it does and how our dinner decisions today shape the world we will live in tomorrow.