"We are called to uphold our values and upheave injustice.”
We invite all Iowan's of faith and conscience to our annual Called to Climate Action 2020 event on October 24th at 10:00am. This year, we are excited to have renowned journalist Harry Smith of NBC Sunday TODAY as our keynote.
Our annual interfaith program promotes climate awareness, action, and leadership in Iowa. This year’s iteration will be completely virtual. Our keynote, Harry Smith will share how he has been called to climate action in his career telling important environmental stories from all corners of America and the planet. Smith is a friend of Iowa IPL and a Central College gradate. We will also hear from Iowa college students who have organized a faith-based action for climate justice on their campuses.
If you are a Iowa college student or faculty/staff and will be attending the Called to Climate Action: Student Debriefing at 11:00am, you will need to register for this event and the debriefing. You can register for the debriefing HERE.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
10:00 AM CDT - 11:00 AM CDT
After registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom link.
Smith served as a senior correspondent for CBS News and substitute anchors for the “CBS Evening News”, “Face the Nation” and “CBS News Sunday Morning.” He also hosted the A&E series “Biography.”
Smith has interviewed a who’s who of world leaders from Barack Obama to Margaret Thatcher to even Iowa IPL's executive director, Matt Russell before the 2020 Caucus. He’s reported from the Persian Gulf War, the Iraq War and the war in Bosnia. Smith reported live from Tahrir Square the night Hosni Mubarak fell from power. He covered the revolution in Libya. Smith has also reported from disaster zones in the United States as well as Japan, Sri Lanka, Haiti and the Philippines. Smith has won several Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award, as well as numerous other honors.
He is a proud graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa. He is married to the remarkable Andrea Joyce, a sports reporter. They are the parents of two fine young men.
Make sure to check your email today for the Zoom login information for October 24th!
If you do not receive an email, please email Iowa IPL at email@example.com.
Please share with anyone who might be interested in Called to Climate Action! If you haven't signed this year's 2020 Religious Statement, check it out and endorse it today!