October 27 - 28, 2023
Bishop William J. Barber II
Co-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign
Founding Director, Center for Public Theology and Public Policy
Tom and Andi Bernstein Visiting Human Rights Fellow
Goldman Prize Winner - 2019 Africa
Yale Law School
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy and Urban Planning
University of California, Irvine
Composer, Producer, and Activist Composer, Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower
Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College
The work of environmental justice communities around the world would not be possible without the element of joy – how joy holds communities together in the face of injustice and adversity, how the search for well-being and joy powers community innovation, how resilience, survival, and even thriving all serve as deep resources that power big change.
Environmental Joy will be a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural exploration and celebration of these practices. The conference will make plain how practices and experiences of joy are core to the work of indigenous and environmental justice communities everywhere. And how they hold the key to solving our most pressing environmental challenges.
in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Equation Campaign and other generous sponsors.