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Ecological Justice Tour in North Carolina


By Peggy Whalen-Levitt, Director of the Center for Education, Imagination and the Natural World
August 12-13, 2018

Just over a year ago, the Reverend William Barber II stepped down from his post as President of the North Carolina NAACP to lead a National Moral Revival in the spirit of Martin Luther King.  Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign brings together those with a longstanding commitment to social justice in partnership with the Kairos Center at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

It was at Union that Barber met Karenna Gore, now Director of the Center for Earth Ethics, and just a year ago met Al Gore at a gathering in Alabama.  Barber extended an invitation to Karenna and Al Gore to join him on an Ecological Justice Organizing Tour in North Carolina from August 12-13, 2018.  

The three toured North Carolina and heard firsthand accounts from those personally impacted by ecological injustice in their communities. On Sunday, August 12th, they held a “Spiritual Call to Address Ecological Devastation” at Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro.  The tour culminated in a Mass Meeting: An Ecological Justice Moral Monday at historic Shiloh Baptist Church in downtown Greensboro.

Read the full report here.

View the flyer for the event.

View photo from site visit to Belew's Creek.