Conversation about Race and the Environmental Movement (Jan 24 at the Chicago Cultural Center)

An important thread within the contemporary environmental movement in the US has been the surge of interest in sustainability, conservation, and social justice on the part of American communities of faith. 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. Yet it remains true that in the United States the mainstream environmental movement remains pretty heavily white and middle-class. As Faith in Place organizers note, “Have you ever wondered why that is, and wished that you could talk about it with people who are different from you?”

The Faith in Place organization has opened up such an opportunity for constructive dialogue, to be convened this Thursday in downtown Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center:

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!

Thursday, January 24, 2013 / 6:30-8:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center / 5th Floor Millennium Park Room
78 E. Washington Street Chicago, IL 60601

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