Scheduled Tours

AM Materials:

The following tours have been arranged by individual members of the SCE and SJE. Please indicate if you plan to participate on the conference registration form. There is no admission cost for any of these; however, participants do need to pay for their transportation to/from the site. We suggest ride sharing with others or depending on weather, using the Circulator or Metro. You can visit the two museums at any time but for these scheduled times, we will reserve timed passes.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

8am-1:15pm            "Of Dialogue and Dirt: Exploring Environmental Solutions at the Shrine of St. Anthony" sponsored by the Environmental Ethics and Theology Interest Group

Join the Environmental Ethics and Theology Interest Group as we tour the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, MD! Friar Mike Lasky, OFM, will show us the award-winning solar array (2nd-largest in the Balto-Wash area) and regenerative agriculture farm at Little Portion Farm (where the friars teach permaculture to local agricultural workers). Fr. Mike will also inform us about his successes in interfaith dialogue centered on creation care, including advances in bridge-building between religious communities and the Environmental Protection Agency. This tour will showcase positive solutions to environmental problems, on a practical and an organizational level. Get ready to be inspired!

Contact Person: Laura Hartman, hartman@roanoke.edu, 540-375-2445 (work)

 

10:00am           United States Holocaust Memorial Museum                                                                https://www.ushmm.org           

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024

Depart at 10am from hotel lobby sharing rides, 10:30am tour.  Register in advance so tickets can be reserved.

 

1:15pm            National Museum of African American History and Culture               https://nmaahc.si.edu/

1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

Depart at 1:15pm from hotel lobby sharing rides, 2pm tour. Register in advance so tickets can be reserved.

 

2-6pm             “Lobbying for Climate Justice” sponsored by Climate Justice Interest Group

The Climate Justice interest group is organizing an afternoon of lobbying in our nation’s capital! Emily Wirzba, who is the Legislative Representative on Sustainable Energy and Environment at the Friends National Committee on Legislation (FCNL), will guide an hour-long workshop on the most effective ways to lobby, including: outlining a lobbying roadmap to structure an effective meeting; explaining details of recent policy proposals and why they’re important; how to craft a personal statement that communicates balancing policy particulars with personal stories. FCLN’s offices are directly across from the U.S. Senate’s offices; representatives are a 15 minute walk away. Members will arrange meetings with senators/representatives from their states/districts. For all those who are coming, Emily will provide ahead of time (early December) contact information for your senators and representatives, and some ideas for how to approach your particular representatives.

Details:

2:00: We will gather at the Renaissance Hotel and take public transportation to the offices of the Friends National Committee on Legislation

2:30-3:30: Hourlong workshop at FCNL.

4:00-5:30: Meetings with your particular senators/representatives.

6:00: Return to Renaissance Hotel (on your own)

Cost: Transportation (on your own). Freewill offering for donations for FCNL.

Contact person: Dan Scheid, scheidd@duq.edu, 617-412-1861 (cell)

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

11:00am           United States Holocaust Memorial Museum                                                                https://www.ushmm.org

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024

Depart at 11am from hotel lobby sharing rides, 11:30am tour. Register in advance so tickets can be reserved.

 

1:00pm             National Museum of African American History and Culture               https://nmaahc.si.edu/   

1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560                       

Depart at 1pm from hotel lobby sharing rides, 1:45pm tour. Register in advance so tickets can be reserved.