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MLK Jr. and Environmental Justice: Embodying the Tree of Knowledge in the Tree of Life
2022 will be an extraordinary year for many reasons, beginning with Tu B’Shevat and Martin Luther King Jr. Day converging on the same day! Through Sephardic historical storytelling, Dr. Cara Judea Alhadeff will present contemporary interconnections between MLK Jr. and the Jewish holiday of “the new year for trees." Alhadeff will share historical events from her Sephardi book on environmental justice: Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era, and discuss how Dr. King's courage and passion impact our personal lives today in the context of Rabbi Heschel, the sacred in the quotidian, and Torah, “etz chayim,” the Tree of Life.

Presented as a Power Through Partnership Program.

Jan 13, 2022 07:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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