Climate change affects those who are least responsible for causing it: those living in poverty and those living on islands or low-lying nations without the infrastructure to deal with its adverse effects. This presentation will show the realities of the situations in which many people find themselves, but will also offer positive suggestions to those who want to make a difference not only in the lives of others, but in their own as well.
About the Speaker:
Caroljean Willie is a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master’s Degree in Reading and a Ph.D. in Multicultural Education. She has extensive experience working cross-culturally throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America as a teacher, principal, teacher-trainer, cultural diversity consultant and retreat director.
She is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences and has also given presentations in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, South and Central America and Europe. She recently completed two terms of office as the NGO representative at the United Nations where she worked in the areas of social development, education, environmental sustainability, human trafficking, interfaith dialogue and poverty eradication for the Sisters of Charity Federation. She continues to work with microfinancing projects in Africa.
She currently serves as the Program Director for EarthConnection, an environmental center in Cincinnati, Ohio and serves on the board of Ohio Interfaith Power and Light.