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.
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.
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.
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.
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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