Upcoming Events


Terry Tempest Williams and Tim DeChristopher. Sept 2013.
Photo courtesy of the Lannan Foundation.

The following are upcoming events where Tim is speaking, leading workshops or will be in attendance.

2016

Climate Solutions: Meeting the Challenge
Climate Justice Activist, Tim DeChristopher
Friday, October 28, 7 PM
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA
Google Map | Venue Website

Climate Solutions: Meeting the Challenge Speaker Series is co-sponsored by First Parish in Concord, ConcordCAN!, the Concord-Carlisle League of Women Voters, Mothers Out Front, Musketaquid Arts and Environment, Trinitarian congregational Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and the West Concord Union Church.


First Unitarian Church of Providence, RI
Leading Children's Chapel Service with Bryan Cahall
November 13, 2016   
One Benevolent St., Providence, RI
firstunitarianprov.org

 

Prison Ministries Service - Online
Church of the Larger Fellowship
Friday, February 17, 2017
Details URL to come.
Learn about CLF's prison ministry

 

Tim DeChristopher & Bryan Cahall
Themes Speaker and Music Leader
Star Island Natural History Week
June 17-24, 2017

 

See Tim's Youtube channel for playlists of interviews and talks.

 

Previous Events

 

August 20-24th
Bryan Cahall and I will be heading to New Orleans for a major climate movement convergence August 20-24th. There will be several protests against a major auction of 24 million acres of public lands for offshore oil drilling. Since Obama has clearly named the Gulf Coast as a national sacrifice zone for fossil fuels, the area is becoming one of the most important frontlines in the struggle for climate justice. Since I haven’t spent much time there, I’ll be spending that week in New Orleans primarily to get to know the local community of resistance and develop a better understanding of their struggle.
http://www.nonewleases.org/

Star Lifespan Lifespan Religious Education Week
Saturday, July 16th - Saturday, July 23rd - Star Island, NH
Theme: "Sustainability + Faith : A New Way of Living"
Tim DeChristopher week-long theme speaker
Conference details: http://starreweek.com
Register on Star Island website:
http://starisland.org/registration/

June 10th, 2016 - Film Screening and Q&A
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival,  Manchester, TN
Green Screens Presented by Rock The Earth: "How To Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change" - Q&A with producer Deia Schlosberg and subject/activist Tim DeChristopher.
5:15 PM - 7:35 PM

Spend an Evening With Guardians and Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher
Friday, May 20th, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
WildEarth Guardians  Eighth Annual Howling Affair
The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO
Details and Tickets 

West Coast Film Tour
May 12th - 18th Tim will be joining Josh Fox and team for the West Coast tour of the film How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change. He will also be leading workshops for area activists. 

Keep It In the Ground Action Camp
May 7-12th  near Denver, CO
To avoid catastrophic climate change , scientists estimate that approximately 80% of proven fossil fuel resources need to stay in the ground. From May 7th -12th, national and regional organizations will be hosting the Keep It In The Ground Action Camp to support action training, leadership development and capacity building for a stronger climate justice movement. Our work together will focus on campaigns and strategies to keep fossil fuels in the ground - ending the leasing of public lands and waters for drilling and mining; stopping proposed fossil fuel infrastructure and development; and the rapid transition of our existing extraction-based economy to one that is sustainable, just, and based on 100% clean renewable energy. Organizations that are a part of the steering committee include: 350.org, Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network, The Ruckus Society, and WildEarth Guardians.

 

Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA
Monday, April 18, 2016   
Delivering Earth Day Lecture

Tim DeChristopher:  Wielding the Power of Vulnerability
Thursday, April 7th at 7pm - Portland, OR
This is the 2016 Sewell Lecture (Open to Public)
First Unitarian Church of Portland Sanctuary ▪ 1211 S.W. Main St., Portland OR 97205
www.firstunitarianportland.org

There is an additional workshop for faith leaders the Saturday after this event...

Saturday, April 9th, 10am - 3pm - Portland, OR
Climate Change Tools for Faith Communities
First Unitarian Church of Portland
Workshop for faith leaders

 

Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
DC premiere of How to Let Go of the World
Saturday, March 26 at 6:30pm - Washington DC
Join us at the Carnegie Institution, as we close the 24th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital with the Washington, DC premiere of How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change). Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox will receive the Festival’s Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy. Directed by Josh Fox. Produced by Deia Schlosberg. Edited by Annukka Lilja and Greg King.
Discussion with filmmaker Josh Fox and film subjects and activists Tim DeChristopher and Aria Doe will follow screening.
http://dceff.org/film/how-to-let-go-of-the-world/

Sunday, March 6th at 5pm Pacific - Portland / Online
Sunday Soul

Tim will be speaking at the Facing Fear, Confronting Change - Sunday Soul service of the First Unitarian Portland and Church of the Larger Fellowship. You may participate in person or online.
http://www.sundaysoul.org

Sunday, March 6th
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference Workshop

Climate Disobedience and the Necessity Defense (LAW 243)
This panel will discuss the recent trend in climate disobedience actions to offer a necessity defense, showcasing the Delta 5 trial in Bellingham this January, and introducing two organizations - the Climate Disobedience Center and Climate Defense Project - recently launched to support this effort. The panel of activists, including leaders of the Shell No! and Lobster Boat Blockade, and legal experts will consider the legal, narrative and political value of the necessity defense and other legal tools, such as pro se defense and barriers to their use. Panelists: Ken Ward, Climate Disobedience Center/Lobster Boat Blockade; Tim DeChristopher, Climate Disobedience Center Founder; Abby Brockway, Delta 5 Defendant; Ahmed Gaya, Rising Tide North America; Joseph (Ted) Hamilton, Climate Defense Project
http://pielc.org/

Tuesday, February 2nd - Moab, UT 
How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change
Screening with Josh Fox and Tim DeChristopher
Star Hall @ 7pm
159 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532

Monday, February 1st - Vernal, UT
Screening with Josh Fox and Tim DeChristopher
How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change
Uintah Library @ 7pm
204 E 100 N, Vernal, UT 84078
Facebook Event

LATE January  - Park City, Utah
Sundance Film Festival
Tim supporting premiere of the new Josh Fox documentary How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change.

Friday, January 22 at 7:30 PM
Tim DeChristopher - Discussion on Ecological Leadership
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, California 94306
Facebook Event

Friday, January 22 at 1pm - Berkeley, CA / Radio
Project Censored Show radio interview
Pacifica RaKPFA

Friday, January 22 at 12pm - San Francisco, CA / Radio
The Living Room with Kris Welch radio interview
KPFA 94.1 FM

Thursday, January 21st,  6:15pm
Event with Students of the Starr King School for the Ministry
2441 Le Conte Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
www.sksm.edu

Wednesday, January 20  at 7pm
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
In Conversation on Ecological Leadership
300 E Santa Inez Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401   

Tuesday, January 19th, 6:30 pm - San Francisco, CA
Tim DeChristopher - Fighting Fossil Fuels All the Way to Prison
Climate One at The Commonwealth Club
555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-9824
Event Details and Tickets

Tuesday, January 19th, 10-11am - San Francisco, CA / Radio
YOUR CALL with Rose Aguilar radio interview
KALW's 91.7FM call-in show: Politics and culture, dialogue and debate.
Join the conversation at 1-866-798-TALK
yourcallradio.org

Saturday, January 16th,  7pm -  Seattle
Talk/Discussion: The Power of Civil Disobedience:  Awakening Our Spirits to the Challenge of the Climate Crisis
University Unitarian Church
6556 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Facebook Event

Friday, January 15, 8 pm - Seattle
Pinchot University MBA and sustainability program students
Event Details 

Wednesday, January 13th at 8:00am Pacific - Radio
Corvallis 104.3 FM • Hood River 91.9 FM • Portland 90.7 FM
The Necessity of Disobedience, with guest Tim DeChristopher
KBOO radio
interview on the Wednesday Talk Radio program.

Tuesday, January 12th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Seattle
Evening with Tim DeChristopher / Delta 5 Fundraiser
Tim will be in Seattle supporting the Delta5 Trial. Please join us for an evening with Tim, dinner and fundraiser. All proceeding will go to the Delta5's legal expenses.

Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
225 N 70th St, Seattle, Washington 98103
Facebook Event

Monday, January 11th - Seattle
Tim and the Climate Disobedience Center team will be in the Seattle area supporting the Detla 5 climate trial, see related Climate Disobedience Center posts.

Sunday, January 10th - Providence, RI
Tim Preaching at First Unitarian Church of Providence on prison reform.
http://firstunitarianprov.org

Thursday, November 19th at 7pm - Jamaica Plain, MA (Boston area)
Tim DeChristopher, Wen Stephenson, Marla Marcum and Jay O'Hara
What We’re Fighting for Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice. 
Hosted by The Jamaica Plain Forum
6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Google Map
Event details:
Jamaica Plain Forum website
Facebook Event

Wednesday, November 11th at 7pm - New York, NY
Tim DeChristopher and Sharon Salzberg

The Rubin presents a conversation between activist Tim DeChristopher and meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg on how far we need to break the rules in order to reverse climate change.
Details and tickets on the Rubin website.

Tuesday, November 10th  - New York
What We're Fighting For Now Is Each Other (Book Talk)
Center for Earth Ethics.  7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Author Wen Stephenson will discuss his book What We're Fighting For Now is Each Other, with activist Tim DeChristopher and Center for Earth Ethics Director Karenna Gore. In What We’re Fighting For Now is Each Other, Stephenson, a former journalist at The Atlantic and The Boston Globe and a contributor to The Nation, embarks on a personal journey to explore the current state of the climate justice movement in the United States, “a movement that’s less like environmentalism as we know it and more like the human rights and social justice struggles of the 19th and 20th centuries.” Books will be available for purchase at this event.
Details and Registration

Thursday, November 5th - West Hartford, CT
Connecticut Climate Stewardship Summit  
Tim DeChristopher offering afternoon keynote
Hosted by Interreligious Eco-Justice Network
The Interreligious Eco-Justice Network invites you to the 3rd Annual Climate Stewardship Summit on Thursday, November 5 from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT. Come hear nationally-known preacher, author, and radio host, Deacon Art Miller, as well as celebrated climate activist Tim DeChristopher, tell their stories.  Please join us for a day-long conference as we seek integrated and multi-faith strategies to not only prevent climate change and environmental injustice, but to combat poverty and restore dignity to both people and the planet.
Registration on Eventbrite
Facebook Event

Wednesday, October 21st - RADIO
Interview on The Forcast

Tim will be guest on The Forecast, a monthly show on climate change broadcast and livestreamed on WRFI, the community radio station in Ithaca, NY.  In the two years since they've been on the air, The Forecast has had terrific guests  -- Professors Mark Jacobson, Tony Ingraffea, Sandra Steingraber, Dahr Jamail, Lindsay Abrams from Salon.com, Phil Aroneaunu from 350.org, and most recently, Jonathan Lunine.
The Forcecast website

Sunday, October 18th - Burlington, VT
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington
Tim DeChristopher preaching on "The Systemic Evil of Prison."  Tim will share stories from his time in prison and reflect on their theological significance for our understanding of evil and our work to create a just world.
Services at 9am and 11am.
Details at http://www.uusociety.org

Saturday, October 17th - Burlington, VT
Leading Action on Climate: Tools for Faith Communities
Vermont Interfaith Power and Light will host its Fall Conference at Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier on Saturday October 17, from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Our keynote speaker will be Harvard Divinity School student/Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher.
Details at http://www.vtipl.org/