Ecowomanism: African-American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths

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Ecowomanism is an approach to environmental ethics that centers the voices of women of African descent and uncovers their contributions to the environmental justice movement. Melanie L. Harris, Ph.D.—founding director of African American and Africana studies and full professor of religion and ethics at Texas Christian University as well as visiting professor of ethical leadership and global environmental studies at the University of Denver—will engage theory and praxis as she introduces the ecowomanist method and discusses the significance of the environmental justice paradigm; a theoretical lens through which one can see the intersections between racial, gender, economic and environmental injustices.