upcoming events : Conversation about Race and the Environmental Movement
“The deep sense of calm that nature provides... protects our heart and mind. The lessons nature teaches us lead to a new birth beyond suffering caused by our acquisitive self-preoccupation.” ~Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
Thursday, January 24, 2013 / 6:30-8:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
The congregations that participate with Faith in Place contain every kind of people - African-American, Caucasian, Latino, Asian, all of the above. They're from every economic class and every life experience too. But for some reason here in the United States the mainstream environmental movement remains pretty heavily white and middle-class. Have you ever wondered why that is, and wished that you could talk about it with people who are different from you? We have too. So we decided we'd open up an opportunity. The evening will open with brief reflections by Faith in Place staff and others who hail from all over the demographic map. Then we'll open up for a real conversation - honest questions, candid answers. The context will be loving and full credit for your true good intentions will be given. Join us! The Chicago Cultural Center is donating space for the occasion, and we'll be up on the fifth floor in the Millenium Park Room.