A quick bulletin and invitation
October is going to be a busy month for me. Luke Johnston, professor of Religion and Environmental Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, has invited me to participate in a busy day on the 12th, meeting with classes in Religion and Ecology and Global Human Systems, and giving a highly alliterative (and, we all hope, literate) lecture on “Ecological Restoration, Ritual, Remembrance and World-Renewal”. If you live, or expect to be in or around Winston-Salem that day and would like to attend, the lecture/discussion is open to the public and will be in Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium at 6 p.m.
Then, in case you don’t happen to be in North Carolina on the 12th, I’ll be making a presentation as part of the Chicago Climate Festival (we’re for it, the climate I mean) at DePaul University on the 19th. I’ve worked with Christine Skolnik at DePaul on this one, in which I hope to stimulate discussion of the idea that the environment ultimately depends on the people who inhabit it, and so on the means they have for shaping the values that underlie and inform that behavior.
That conversation is open to the public and will be held in Room 104 of McGowan South, 1110 W. Belden Ave., at 6:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 19.