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  • Bahá'í Community of Palo Alto
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
  • First Baptist Church Palo Alto
  • First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) Palo Alto
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church Palo Alto
  • First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto
  • First United Methodist Church Palo Alto
  • Network of Spiritual Progressives
  • Palo Alto Friends Meeting
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto (Catholic)
  • Social Action Committee of the Redwood City Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship
  • Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Episcopal)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos
  • West Bay Chapter, Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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September 2014

Eco-Justice Adult Class

When: Sunday, September 21 2014 @ 12:30 pm - - 01:30pm
Event Type: Sponsored Events
Contact: Dan Harper (
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Al
505 E. Charleston
Palo Alto 94306
Description: Led by Associate Minister Rev. Dan Harper.

Historically, communities of color and working class communities have been distrustful of traditional environmentalism, perceiving it (rightly or wrongly) as driven by the economic concerns of middle- and upper-middle class, mostly-white suburbanites. As a result, these three groups often don't work together on environmental issues.

In this workshop, we will examine the different priorities and outlooks of suburban environmentalists, working class activists, and minority activists. The workshop will introduce the concept of eco-justice, which links economic justice, ecological justice, and peacemaking. Eco-justice can give you new insights that can reinvigorate your own social justice work. You will be able to use what you learn to build trust and work more easily with other types of activists.

This workshop is offered as part of the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice week-long Campaign Nonviolence, September 21-28, for “nonviolent action connecting the dots between peace, economic justice, and the environment.”

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