On Feb. 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET, join our webinar on Flint, Environmental Racism, and the Black Church’s Environmental Heritage with Dr. Melanie Harris. Register now.
Over the past two months, the world has watched in disbelief as the residents of Flint, Michigan – most of them African American and poor – have learned that the water they’ve been drinking is contaminated with lead. Over 8,000 children under age six in Flint may have already suffered irreversible brain damage from this exposure.
Flint is environmental racism in plain sight. During Black History Month, we want to share the story of Flint, show how it fits a larger pattern, and share resources from within the Black Church tradition.
GreenFaith’s Black Church and Environmental Justice Scholar in Residence, Dr. Melanie L. Harris, is Associate Professor of Religion and Environmental Ethics at Texas Christian University, where she teaches Environmental Ethics, Interfaith Dialogue, Womanist Theology, African American Religion, and Media and Religion. She is an African Methodist Episcopal pastor, an accomplished singer and performing artist, and a former broadcast journalist for NBC, CBS, and ABC affiliates.
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