GIPL launched “Coffee & Something Stronger” on May 5, 2020.   GIPL’s Codi Norred invites a faith leader or environmental activist to a conversation on the intersections of faith, climate, and justice.  Tune into GIPL’s Facebook page every other Tuesday at 10:00 AM to watch live and/or watch the rebroadcast on Saturdays at 1:00 PM on Facebook.

Scroll down the page to view the last 5 episodes of Coffee & Something Stronger, and click here to see the full list of recordings on our YouTube channel

Coffee & Something Stronger with Minister Wan R. Smith

April 19, 2022

Minister Wan R. Smith is the Organizing Director with Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund. She is a purpose-driven facilitator,  movement builder, and power strategist, with a passion for dismantling oppression in every form. As a community organizer, she works with neighborhoods, faith communities, businesses and nonprofits to ensure their programs and services connect with the people they seek to assist.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Rabbi Ronald M. Segal

April 5, 2022

Rabbi Ron Segal joined the Temple Sinai clergy in July 1996, serving as Assistant and then Associate Rabbi until he was named the congregation’s third Senior Rabbi in July 2006. Rabbi Segal is currently the President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the international rabbinic organization of the Reform Movement.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Rev. Susan Hendershot

March 22, 2022

Rev. Susan Hendershot is the President of national Interfaith Power & Light. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology. After graduate school, Rev. Hendershot moved to Iowa, where she was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and served as a pastor in local congregations, focusing on social justice.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Gayla Tillman

March 8, 2022

Gayla Tillman is an organizer born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. They hold a degree in Africana Studies from Georgia State University. They have taught trainings and helped host events centering an array of social justice issues. As GIPL’s Policy Associate, they look forward to making policy creation and decision making more accessible to people of color, working class people, and people of marginalized gender. When they’re not reading, writing, or advocating, they are baking challah bread.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Brian Savoie & Susan Varlamoff

February 22, 2022

Brian Savoie serves as the Sustainability Program Coordinator in the Office of Life, Dignity, & Justice of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and Susan Varlamoff is the Sustainability Consultant for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. As a leader in Atlanta’s Laudato Si Initiative, Brian Savoie works with parishes and schools to create and implement Sustainability Improvement Plans. Susan Varlamoff is a biologist, author, and lecturer who has worked 40 years protecting the environment; she co-wrote an Action Plan for Pope Francis environmental encyclical Laudato Si with a group of interdisciplinary and interfaith scientists at the University of Georgia and is working to implement it.

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Every episode of Coffee & Something Stronger is available on GIPL’s YouTube channel. Click here to view the full series.