Save the Date! Interfaith Earth Day, 4/21

Written by Kristina Alvarado
March 19, 2015

Join us for this year's Interfaith Earth Day, hosted by Seattle University?s School of Theology and Ministry and Earth Ministry--a longtime partner and local nonprofit dedicated to eco-justice. The theme, Indigenous Rights, Indignant Wrongs, will address the devastating impacts of fossil fuel megaprojects on Native American culture and spirituality, reminding us all of our shared responsibility to protect Mother Earth.

Lummi Nation elder and master carver Jewel James will tell the tale of the 2014 Totem Pole Journey that honored, united, and empowered communities in the destructive path of coal and oil exports. Mennonite activists Meg and Peter Lumsdaine will speak about their recent efforts to address mining injustice with Native communities in Mexico.

This Earth Day celebration will include a stunning array of visual representation of Indigenous communities' connection to creation, including a performance by the Danza Quetzalcoatl de Olympia Dance Troupe and a display of the collaborative mural that was painted by communities along the Totem Pole Journey.

Tuesday, April 21 ?| ?11:45am-1:30pm
Seattle University Campus ?| ?Student Center 160

In collaboration with Seattle University's Campus Ministry, SU Interreligious Initiative, Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability, Center for the Study of Justice in Society, and Center for Service & Community Engagement.