Black Green & Traumatized
Environmental trauma has lasting and catastrophic impacts on our community. To address this reality, the Center for Food Faith and Justice has joined forces with Green The Church, Seeds for Peace and the Black Church Food Security Network on Earth Day April 22nd @3pm PT/6pm ET, to host a "Black, Green & Traumatized" webinar. All are impacted by COVID-19, but not equally. The facts are that African Americans are dying at higher rates from this deadly virus than other races. Largely because Black communities face a disproportionate burden of environmental toxins because of where they live, work and worship. African Americans often appear marginalized in a system that values the natural world while devaluing Black and Brown bodies as part of the created order. This discussion will address the intersection of environmental justice and mental health in the African American community and solutions toward avenues of equity in this era of COVID-19 and climate justice.