Wednesday, April 13th 8 pm ET/5 pm PT
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Passover (Pesach) marks the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt and tells the story of their exodus to the Promised Land (Israel). One of the powerful things about retelling this story is the reframing of it into modern day times that resonate with challenges we face in society today. Climate change is one of those challenges and at core of that is how climate change is disproportionately impacting communities of color and low-income communities. How can Jewish communities engage in mitigating climate change in a way that dismantles the current “pharaohs and systems” that have adversely impacted the health, safety and well-being of so many people in unequal ways? Learn how we can become allies and partners with those battling daily challenges caused by environmental and climate injustices.
Rev. Veronica M. Johnson is the Outreach Director of Faith in Place, a multi-faith environmental justice organization, and the CoPastor of Hyde Park Union Church. She is also the chairperson of the Anti-Violence Task Force of the Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council in Chicago, Illinois.