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Solidarity on Tap in San Diego: “Cry of Creation: Our Time to Act”

Tuesday, May 21
7 p.m.
Green Flash Brewing Company
6550 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
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Solidarity on Tap is a simple gathering for socializing and social justice. The Ignatian Solidarity Network, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Jesuitical, along with Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and other local partners, welcome all to Solidarity on Tap | San Diego.

Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase. All are welcome (21 and over).

Around 7:30 p.m., we will have a reflection titled “Cry of Creation: Our Time to Act,” by the Rev. Jeanette Bragunier and Philip Petrie, founding members of SanDiego350.

What does it mean to be a good steward of God’s creation? Might our current ecological crisis be an opportunity to create a more sustainable and more spiritual civilization? How might each of us do more to move our culture in that direction? This talk will address these questions through the lens of our presenters’ activism with an emphasis on solutions both individual and collective.

The Rev. Jeanette Bragunier grew up in a small desert mining community in Arizona, where she experienced the importance of community life, something that has never left her. This core value of nurturing healthy community led to her passion of building a healthier and more sustainable planet. Her second vocation as a pastor has empowered her call to work through the theological lens that all life is sacred. She believes that as people of faith, we are to work on behalf of creation in solidarity with people most affected by the ecological and economic damage posed by climate change. Jeanette is a United Methodist pastor currently serving as associate pastor at Mission Hills UMC, and also serves as the coordinator for the Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice. Her climate activism has involved developing a children’s group of Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots, an adult Earthcare group. A co-founder and volunteer at SanDiego350, she recently participated in “Engaging the Climate Crisis,” a faith-based training experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Northern Arizona University and a master’s in Christian leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. Married to Charlie, they have two young adult children, Bella and Austin, and their dog, Coconut. They love to camp, travel, and serve together.

Philip Petrie is a founding member of SanDiego350, an all-volunteer organization committed to action on climate change. As a member of SanDiego350’s Community Presentation Team, he gives presentations on climate to diverse organizations around the San Diego area. Phil also attends St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, where he co-founded Simpler Living, a creation care ministry. He is an artist, working primarily in oils, and has lived and exhibited in New York, Chicago, and Indiana. He currently lives in San Diego with his wife, Mary Doak, and daughter, Sara. His foci on Christian spirituality, the environment, and the visual arts often intersect, and invariably make his life richer.

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This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.