Environmental Justice & Voting Rights

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016, 3:30 pm

How do racial justice and environmental issues intersect? The speakers in this workshop will tell you: everywhere. Join this workshop to learn some fundamental principles of an environmental justice lens. We’ll unveil some of the systems that suppress democratic participation by communities disproportionately burdened by pollution. You’ll also hear from a Michigan pastor about being an environmental justice ally by fostering sacred conversations on race.


  • Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness
  • Jacqui Patterson, NAACP
  • Rev. Dr. Terry Gallagher, United Church of Christ

Moderator: Shantha Ready Alonso, Creation Justice Ministries


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