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Environmental Justice 101

Mar 23, 2010
The Cultural Diversity Committee and Grassroots, two campus organizations at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, are sponsoring a lunch forum on environmental stewardship, Friday, April 23, at 12:30 p.m. in Winn Center on the Seminary campus.

Environmental Justice 101 will engage students and guests in a conversation regarding the many facets of environmental justice - racial, economic, national and transnational, and generational.

The guest speaker is Attorney Tom FitzGerald, who has directed the Kentucky Resources Council, Inc. (www.kyrc.org) for 25 years. KYRC is a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization providing free legal and technical assistance to low-income individuals, community groups, and local governments on air, waste, water, mining, and other resource extraction, and utility issues.

Louisvillian Karen Bess, a student in the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Louisville Seminary, said that FitzGerald's knowledge and dedication have made him nationally recognized among environmentalists and advocacy groups as he is the "embodiment of environmental justice and is much beloved by many people--of all walks of life and political persuasions."

The student-initiated Grass Roots was established out of "Christian love and concern for God’s creation." The organization seeks to encourage an engagement with issues of justice "for all God’s creation," through worship, spiritual practices, education, awareness, and action projects in order to encourage a more sustainable Seminary and environmentally conscious community.

For more information, please email Professor Patricia K. Tull.

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