Every Breath We Take: Climate Justice, Environmental Health, and Laudato Si', from an African American Perspective
with Sylvia Hood Washington, Ph.D., MPH
Laudato Si’ calls attention to how degradation of our planet has created degradation in our lives. Certain populations are bearing the brunt of the overconsumption and exploitation of our earth’s resources. For example, in the U.S., African Americans have the highest rates of asthma and other illnesses that make them more susceptible to climate change, illnesses, and death. In this session, we will learn how heat, drought, and toxins are impacting “the least of our brothers and sisters,” in the hope that this awareness will help us to bring about social and environmental change. We will also practice meditation exercises that will teach us how to breathe easier, particularly in environmental conditions that make it difficult to breathe because of asthma or COPD.
April 28, Cost: $30 Suggested Donation (No one turned away for lack of funds)