Mercy Mondays: Salve’s COP27 delegates will discuss climate justice during lunch event
Join the McAuley Institute for Mercy Education for a luncheon roundtable discussion with Salve Regina’s four COP27 delegates as they share about their experience in Egypt in the fall of 2022. The roundtable will be held on Wednesday, March 29, at Noon in Ochre Court. Participants should register in advance.
This roundtable is also celebrating a Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice, an initiative where hundreds of universities and colleges across the globe are holding events on climate issues on March 29. It will also kick off Salve Regina’s Earth Month celebration in April.
For nearly three decades, the U.N. has brought together almost every country on earth for global climate summits called Conference of Parties (COP). Salve Regina has been honored to send delegates for the past two summits, COP26 and COP27.
Salve Regina’s COP27 delegates included two faculty and two students. Faculty members were Dr. Sally Gomaa, professor in the Department of English, Communications and Media and the Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies; and Dr. Chad Raymond, professor in the Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies and the Department of Political Science and International Relations.
Student delegates were Liadan O’Connor ’23, a double major in global studies and sociology and anthropology; and Cailin Martin ’24, an environmental studies major and student sustainability coordinator on campus.
Salve Regina’s four COP27 delegates will discuss Salve Regina’s engagement at the conference by highlighting their overall experience, elaborating on outcomes and challenges around climate justice, and answering any questions the University community might have for them.
A meatless lunch from Sprout and Lentil will be provided for participants.
Salve Regina staff, faculty and students must register in advance to attend this event. If anyone is interested in bringing an entire class, department, or other larger group to the luncheon, please contact Mary Beth Pelletier, program manager of mission integration, at email@example.com.