2022 Virtual Tuesdays-in-March Lecture Series

Register Now!
5 Tuesdays-in-March Presentation Series

Confronting Climate Change with Hope
Empowering ourselves to make a difference

Organized by the 
Peace and International Issues Committee (PIIC)
of the
Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee



       Confronting Climate Change with Hope
Empowering ourselves to make a difference

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

*Only $15 for entire series

March 1 – Money Matters! Rethinking How We Use It, Spend It, Invest It and Divest It

<Christopher Cox

Christopher Cox, Associate Director,
Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment

Christopher speaks from a broad, international perspective. He led the Human Thread Campaign to raise awareness, direct action and build solidarity with garment workers, and he previously served in multicultural and low-income communities in the U.S. and Latin America. Everyone can make an impact with their money, and this is especially true for people over 60, who have significantly more wealth than younger generations.

March 8 – Becoming an Eco-City: Milwaukee Responds to Climate Change

Erick Shambarger, Director of Environmental Sustainability,
City of Milwaukee

Erick’s responsibilities include overseeing the Refresh Milwaukee sustainability plan and coordinating the city’s involvement with local, national and global partnerships on environmental sustainability. He serves as a leader on the Milwaukee City-County Task Force on Climate and Economic Equity, which has plans to dramatically reduce area carbon emissions and use a green economy to create jobs while addressing deeply entrenched racial inequities.

March 15 – The Rise & Fall & Rise & Fall of the Great Lakes: Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change on Lake Michigan

Adam Tindall-Schlicht, Director, Port of Milwaukee

Adam directs the port’s multimodal, commercial and passenger operations, which generate over $100 million in local economic activity annually and face a growing challenge from climate change. He oversees implementation of the StewardSHIP initiative to promote sustainable policies and environmental stewardship in handling freight.

Misbah Husain, Water Policy Specialist
UWM School of Freshwater Sciences

Misbah, an attorney, has an undergraduate degree in environmental toxicology and is based at UWM’s Center for Water Policy. His career has included a focus on environmental science and law within the larger context of promoting social justice.

March 22 – Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

Photo Credit: Artie Limmer, Texas Tech University 

Katharine Hayhoe, Nationally Prominent Climate Scientist,
Author and Professor in Public Policy & Public Law

Katharine, an atmospheric scientist whom the New York Times called “one of the nation’s most effective communicators on climate change,” will talk about her latest book, “Saving Us,” in a pre-recorded presentation and then join us for a live Q&A. She is the Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist and a distinguished professor at Texas Tech University. She hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, is a United Nations Champion of the Environment and the World Evangelical Alliance’s Climate Ambassador.

March 29 – Sharing the Surprising Role of Food Systems on Climate Change and the Expected Impacts of Climate Change on Food Systems

Bruce Wiggins, City-County Climate Task Force Member
former Executive Director of Milwaukee Urban Gardens

Bruce is co-chair of the Waste and Sustainable Consumption Work Group for the Milwaukee City-County Task Force on Climate and Economic Equity. He spent a 40-year career as a Community/City planner and non-profit executive in Milwaukee, Kansas City, Pocatello (Idaho) and Philadelphia.

Young Kim, Executive Director, Groundwork Milwaukee

Young, who came to Groundwork Milwaukee last fall, previously was executive director of the Fondy Food Center. He received the Wisconsin Hunger Hero Award (2006) and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Doug Janssen Leadership Award (2012) and was named Outpost Natural Foods’ Owner of the Year (2013), where he now is Board Treasurer.

Jack Kaestner, Chef & Instructor, MATC

Jack teaches sustainability, culinary science and cuisine restaurant – dining room in the two-year culinary arts program at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He was a founding board member of Slow Food Wisconsin SE. His passion to support and promote sustainable local agriculture began in 1983, when he started  buying produce from local farms while working at Chez Michel in Madison.


Please respond by Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Sessions will be presented online via Zoom.

3 Payment Options

Online Mail Telephone
Complete online form below and make payment Click here to download form and send by mail Call 414-758-8985

Students and others of limited means pay as you are able by contacting the Interfaith Conference office at 414-758-8985 or events@interfaithconference.org

*Cost is $15 total, whether you choose to participate in one or more presentations in the series. You will be sent the link week-by-week. Presentations will also be recorded and available for later viewing via links sent to all registrants.

March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29
Name of Additional Guest
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29


Registration Amount:
$ 0.00

Donations to support the work of the Interfaith Conference
are greatly needed and appreciated