Racial and Ecological Justice Reading Group

Wednesday, April 21 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Online - Zoom

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During the Fall, book club participants read about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and Howard Thurman and had enriching discussions about racial justice. Surely, King and Thurman's call for justice and dignity still has to bear fruit for today's challenges.

The second part of this book club will focus on the challenges of climate change. Those who understand King and Thurman's call know that there is no racial justice without climate justice. And Pope Francis is one of the outstanding figures of our modern time who stands with sagacity and courage to claim the rights of the earth and appeal for sustainable development inspired by the indigenous wisdom coming from poor people, including indigenous Amazonians. This time, the book club will meet three times to ponder: How do we frame the question of ecological justice from the perspective of the poor?

The assigned readings will come from the Post-Synodal Exhortation “Querida Amazonia” (Beloved Amazon), issued on February 2, 2020, and the Encyclical Letter, “Laudato Si” (Praise be to you), on Care for our Common Home, issued on May 24, 2015.

All faculty and staff are welcome.

Participants will meet via Zoom on:

If you have questions, please email Lane Center's Graduate Fellow Barwende Sane at bsane@dons.usfca.edu

This book club is co-sponsored by Gleeson Library and the Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice