6:00 pm, Sep 28

Gonna Trouble the Water: Ecojustice, Water, and Environmental Racism with Miguel De La Torre

Environment/Climate Change

Gonna Trouble the Water considers the sacred nature of water and the ways in which it is weaponized against non-white communities. With compelling contributions from scholars and activists, politicians and theologians, Gonna Trouble the Water de-centers the concept of water as a commodity in order to center the dignity of water and its life-giving character. Firmly grounded at the intersection of environmentalism and racism, Gonna Trouble the Water makes clear the message: to deny water is to deny life. This event is part of the "Environments" track, which we proudly present in partnership with the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University.