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Sacred Earth: Growing Beloved Community through Environmental Justice

With Peggy Sheppard

Sacred Earth: Growing Beloved Community through Environmental Justice

Join us to honor the Season of Creation with Bishop Marc Andrus and Paloma Pavel, PhD, who will interview Peggy Sheppard, co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, the first Environmental Justice organization that empowered communities of color in the fight for environmental health and justice.

Sheppard is co-chair of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council to President Biden. She was also chair to the EPA on Force 40 guidelines, which aimed to deliver 40 percent of the benefits of federal investments in climate and clean energy to disadvantaged communities hurt first and worst by the climate crisis. 

Our guest musician is jazz phenomenon Ben Flint, director of music at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Oakland. Flint traveled the world as keyboardist for Isaac Hayes and has appeared with Hayes on shows such as Good Morning America, the Today show and Late Night with David Letterman. He teaches jazz choir and jazz combo at Diablo Valley College and has been the artistic director for the Oakland Jazz Choir for the past eight years. 

The event is co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of California, Breakthrough Communities Project at Earth House Center in Oakland, California, and Center for Climate Justice and Faith at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, a graduate school of California Lutheran University.


Sponsored By
PLTS Center for Climate Justice and Faith


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