MAICCA Climate Justice Simulation

Saturday May 7, 8:00 to 9:30 pm - Interfaith service and pre-program

Sunday, May 6, 2:00 to 6:00 pm – Climate Justice Simulation

Location to be confirmed, in Boston area

Under the leadership of Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, MAICCA is creating a Climate Justice Simulation that will help expand our MAICCA table to include diverse congregations in Boston and allow communities of faith to think about and experience interrelated issues of climate justice and economic justice specific to our area. In the simulation, participants from different faith traditions and communities at varying risk of climate impact will learn how a climate disaster (such as flooding) will have different effects on Boston area communities. In an innovative game-based format, participants will have a chance to consider how we might prepare for and respond to a climate event in ways that bring us together, support the most vulnerable, and build on connections between faith communities. Through the simulation, we will build relationships across lines of difference to strengthen the interfaith community's power to act on issues of climate justice.

We are looking for congregation-based participants to take part!

Outreach has begun with congregations and groups that have been most active with MAICCA over the past year, and others are invited to express interest as well. Participating congregations will need to form a delegation of at least three people (no more than ten) to attend the simulation. Delegates can be part of an existing climate or social justice team at your congregation, but they don't have to be.

For more information or to express interest, contact MAICCA, interfaithclimatecoalition@gmail.com

We are grateful for financial support from the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund and the expertise of leaders in game theory from Emerson College's Engagement Lab and climate change resilience from UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab.