upcoming events : Conversation on Race and the Environmental Movement, Part II

“Peace be to earth and to airy space! Peace be to heaven, peace to the waters, peace to the plant and peace to the trees!... With this peace the dreadful I now appease, with this peace the cruel I now appease, with this peace all evil I now appease, so that peace may prevail, happiness prevail! ” ~Atharva Veda XIX

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Thursday, April 25, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church (Room TBA)
126 E Chestnut St
Chicago, IL
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This January we began an important discussion about race and environmentalism at the Chicago Cultural Center. We heard from a number of different people all doing great work for the environment in the Chicagoland area. The event was a success, but there is still much more to be said.

Please join us to for a night of compassionate discussion and learning. Is racism implicit in the environmental movement, and if so, how? How do inequities in jobs, education and funding perpetuate themselves in the movement? How does persistent stratification cut people off from wanting the more abstract common goods because they still feel such a strong need for more concrete material goods? Does this contribute to a stratified environmental movement, and one that is predominantly affluent? We will continue the discussion we started in January, hear from new voices, and break off into smaller groups to have more intimate discussions. We hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact Aaron Simmons:
ph: 312-733-4640