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CHILDREN WELCOME! Youth activities for elementary and junior high children will take place throughout
the day, concurrent with the Summit. Art projects, discussion groups, artistic performances and various interactive activities will help our youth understand and implement Earth Charter principles in their own lives. There will be a songwriting workshop with Rachel Nelson at 11:00 AM. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Earth Charter Community Summit
Twin Cities


“A Declaration of Interdependence”

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Saturday, September 28, 2002
9:00AM - 4:30PM (8:30AM registration)
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis
Corner of 19th Avenue South and 4th Street South,
Near Cedar and Riverside intersection in Minneapolis
Parking in the 19th Ave. and the 21st Ave. Ramps $5 on Saturdays
For maps, parking and directions to the Carlson School of Management, click here

MORNING AGENDA

Emcee: Jim Bovino

8:30AM REGISTRATION
Native American drumming (Jerry Dearly & the Lakota Singers)

9:00AM WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO EARTH CHARTER PRINCIPLES
Cleansing Ceremony (Jerry Dearly & the Lakota Singers)
Welcome: Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, Co-Director, University of Minnesota Human Rights Center
Video: “No Frames - No Boundaries”
Overview of Earth Charter: Jack Heckelman, President Emeritus, Alliance for a Sustainable Future
Spoken Word Presentation on the Earth Charter: School of Environmental Studies (Apple Valley)
Musical Performance: Karen Lyu, Global Jazz vocalist

10:00AM “HUMAN DESTINY: CELEBRATION OF LIFE!”
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd

Michael, a former pastor, and Connie, an author of popular science books, embody the marriage of religion and science as husband and wife. Michael and Connie’s commitment to “a just, healthy, beautiful and sustainably life-giving world for future generations of all species” coincides with the values and objectives of the Earth Charter.
Dialog Circles: Summit participants’ chance to share thoughts and create questions and comments to address to keynote speakers.

BREAK (20 minutes)

Q&A Session with keynote speakers Barlow and Dowd

11:30AM APPLICATION OF EARTH CHARTER PRINCIPLES IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
Speech and Vocal Performance: Joe Carter
Founder and executive director, Center for Intercultural Harmony; recipient of the Twin Cities International Citizens Award; Noted bass baritone singer

AFTERNOON AGENDA

12:00 NOON LUNCH BREAK (on your own-90 minutes)
At Carlson during this time there will also be: videos, information tables, a chance to endorse the Earth Charter, downlinks from other Summit cities, and performance by musicians
Wind, Sand & Stars with Tim Donahue

1:25PM
Interactive dance performance

1:40PM THE NATIONAL CONNECTION: download from another Summit city, based on the best web connection. Possibilities:
      Burlington, VT: Steven Rockefeller, Earth Charter Commissioner, and Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
      Seattle, WA: David Korten, YES! Magazine, Positive Futures Network: "From Empire to Earth Community"
      Indianapolis, IN: Jason Crowe, 15-year-old peace & social justice activist: "Experiencing the Earth Charter Through Action"
      Oshkosh, WI: Steven Picou, expert on Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: "Corporate Response to Eco-Social Degradation”

BREAK (15 minutes)

2:40PM FROM THEORY TO ACTION: Applying the Earth Charter in our Community
ACTION CIRCLES (one hour):
o Corporate Responsibility & the Earth Charter - John Karvel
o Social/Economic Justice & the Earth Charter - Shada Buyobe-Hammond
o Education & the Earth Charter - Sharon Thompson
o Faith, Spirituality & the Earth Charter - Jeanne Wingenter
o Applying EC Principles in your Personal Life - Joe Esker
o Racism, Discrimination, Community Health & the Earth Charter - Kwabena Siaka
o Peace/Non-Violence & the Earth Charter - Katy Gray Brown
o Climate, Energy & the Earth Charter - Cindy Kennedy
o Arts & the Earth Charter - Deborah Jinza Thayer
o The Hispanic Community & the Earth Charter - Roberto Fonts
o Water Rights & the Earth Charter - Susu Jeffrey
o Sustainable Agriculture & the Earth Charter - Land Stewardship Project

3:45PM Call to Action: report from each Action Circle (3 minutes each)
Closing Words: Jack Heckelman
Final song and video presentation

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE SUMMIT
(Those with asterisks (*) below are having information tables):

INDIVIDUAL WHO INTIATED THE EARTH CHARTER COMMUNITY SUMMIT - TWIN CITIES
T. Jack Heckelman

KEY HOST SPONSOR
*Soka Gakkai International-USA, Minnesota Chapter

WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT
*Code for Corporate Responsibility, John Karvel

CO-SPONSORS (financial contributions)
Alliance for a Sustainable Future
*Alliance for Democracy-Minnesota
*Arise! Resource Center & Bookstore
Better World Campaign
Betty Dyson
Coca-Cola
*DialogLine (interpretation & translation solutions)
Global Education Associates of the Upper Midwest
*Great River Earth Institute
*Growing Communities for Peace
*Just Energy Campaign
*Middle East Peace Now of Minnesota
*Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers
*Population Connection
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Mankato Province, Office of Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation
School Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial Council, Mankato, MN
T. Jack Heckelman
*University of Minnesota Human Rights Center
*World Citizen, Inc.

SUPPORTERS (non-financial support)
Alliance for Sustainability
*Code for Corporate Responsibility-Minnesota
*Elsie's Farm - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
*Green Alliance-Minnesota
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
Minnesota Fellowship of Reconciliation
*Minnesota Witness for Environmental Justice
*North American Coalition for Christianity & Ecology (NACCE)
Pax Christi Twin Cities
School of Environmental Studies, Apple Valley
*SimpleNature
Social Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph
Unitarian Universalists
*United Nations Association-Minnesota
University of Minnesota, Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability

OTHER TABLES
*Interfaith Climate Change Campaign

Join thousands of good hearted and like-minded people linked by web-cast in 20 cities across the country:
Mobile, AL    Prescott, AZ    San Francisco, CA    Santa Rosa, CA
Boulder, CO     Washington, DC    West Hartford, CT    Tampa, FL
Honolulu, HI     Chicago, IL     Indianapolis, IN     Louisville, KY
Minneapolis, MN     Portland, OR     Philadelphia,     PA Austin, TX
Burlington, VT     Seattle, WA     Oshkosh, WI    Ventura, CA

A Quiet Revolution:
The Earth Charter and Human Potential: Real People Taking Action
http://www.sgi.org/wssd/quietrev.html