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Sunday, September 1 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Wealth, Risk & Responsibility: Grappling With Environmental Injustice

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While all of us face risk from climate change, toxic pollution, and other environmental harms, certain communities live closer to danger than others. This session examines the social politics of environmental risk. We will use talmudic stories of the destruction of Jerusalem to think Jewishly about the problems of power, privilege, and oblivion in the midst of crisis—and strategize together about possibilities for resistance and resilience.

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Julia Watts Belser

Georgetown University
Julia Watts Belser is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Georgetown University. She focuses on rabbinic literature and Jewish ethics, with particular interests in Jewish feminism, LGBT/queer culture, environmental thought, and disability studies. She received her Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union, as well as rabbinic ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion... Read More →

Sunday September 1, 2013 1:45pm - 3:00pm