Part 1 of a two-part series.
• Dr. Catherine Wright, Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Executive Director of Collaborative for the Common Good, Wingate University
• Veronica Coptis, Executive Director of the Center for Coalfield Justice.
In this first part of the series, Dr. Catherine Wright unpacks the meaning of environmental justice and how Catholic Social Teaching (in particular Laudato Si’) gives us a helpful lens to view and act on this important issue. Veronica Coptis presents on her organization’s respectful collaboration with area residents living with the daily impacts of fossil fuel extraction, to improve oversight of and accountability for fossil fuel extraction and use, and protect public and environmental health.
The second part of the series will be scheduled in February, which will include presenters also providing first-hand stories of their communities are addressing environmental injustice, and which will also focus on how U.S. Catholics can accompany them.