Panel on Ecojustice Awareness, Sunday 5/15

May 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t posted in quite a while. Everyday life, work, having my first child…all of those took priority over the last few months.

During the last year I was also Chair of the Care of Creation Committee at Fourth Presbyterian Church. We are dedicated to environmental issues and have been involved with the Chicago Lights Urban Farm (who works in collaboration with Growing Power).

This Sunday, May 15 at 12:30 pm, our committee is hosting a special panel on ecojustice awareness. The event will be held on the 19th Floor of the Olympia Centre at 737 N Michigan Avenue (enter on Chicago Avenue). During this event a panel of speakers will speak about issues on ecojustice and then we will open up the floor for questions. Our panel of speakers are:

  • Dr. Rebecca Martusewicz – Founder, The Center for Ecojustice Education/Eastern Michigan University
  • Keith Harley – Director of Environmental Law Program, Chicago Legal Clinic/Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Rev. Dr. Claire Butterfield – Director, Faith in Place

Local food production definitely has ecojustice implications. For example, the City Farm Chicago and Chicago Lights Urban Farm both provide opportunities for under-developed neighborhoods in the form of employment and access to cheap, nutritious food.

We hope that you can join us for this event!