"Wade in the Water, Down by the Riverside: The Influences of Faith on Climate Change"


(Open to Current UChicago Students Only)


Tuesday, April 13th, 3-4pm CT



From the time of enslavement in America to today, faith has played a significant role in social justice movements, including climate justice. This session will explore the history and often overlooked interactions between faith, science, environment and life in the African American faith-based community. We will examine how churches, mosques, temples and other faith-based institutions experience climate discussions as a foundational part in addressing problems of environment and community building. The class will identify tactics that have been used as a deterrent for faith-based climate activism and ways to overcome them. The class will also explore ways that faith-based institutions can be catalysts for hope and climate action within Black and Latino communities.


Special Guest: Reverend Michael Malcom, Founder and Executive Director of People's Justice Council and Alabama Interfaith Power & Light



Pritzker Fellows seminars are off the record and open to current UChicago students only. A Zoom link will be sent to your UChicago email address 60 minutes prior to the seminar start time. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact Ashley Jorn ( Capacity is limited in order to allow for discussion. If necessary, attendance will be determined via lottery; however, all registered UChicago students will have the opportunity to observe seminars. Observers will be moved into the discussion if space allows. We encourage observers to sign up for office hours; Fellows will answer any questions you're unable to ask in seminars.