WHY IS PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT A JEWISH CONCERN? Reflections of A Jewish Environmental Sociologist in Brooklyn
Global warming. Land degradation. Oil Spills. Toxic waste. Depletion of natural resources. And on it goes. Clearly, the environment doesn’t acknowledge borders and is a universal concern. So how can it also be a particularly Jewish issue? Do we have unique insights to bring to the discussion? Or any more at stake than any other peoples?
Ken Gould, professor of sociology, Brooklyn College, and professor of sociology, and earth and environmental sciences, CUNY Graduate Center, will explore these questions and other related issues. His work focuses on the responses of communities to environmental problems, the impact of globalization, the role of inequality in environmental conflicts, ecotourism, labor environmentalism and green gentrification. Among his numerous books and articles, he is co-author of Environment and Society: The Enduring Conflict and co-editor of Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology. As a scholar-activist, he is also a veteran of numerous environmental and social justice movements.
The cultural program and pot-luck dessert follow Shabbat services. Childcare provided for children 11 and younger
All are welcome at this free event.