Episode 292: Focusing on Wellness – “Environmental Wellness.”

It is a fact: many communities with the highest concentrations of people of color in the United States are also the most polluted. The impact of unsafe houses, unclean soil and water, and food that makes us sick is the very definition of a systemic problem – a problem that will not be solved by being kind, or by putting out a statement, or by watching a documentary or reading a book. This kind of problem requires systemic change through legislation, funding, and committed hard work by generations over decades and lifetimes.
Our team of Christian antiracism educators and friends talk about this complex issue on a hot summer day, during a heat wave. The irony was not lost on any of us.

Let’s go now and listen to this conversation.

CREDITS:

NIH Environmental Wellness Toolkit

Book: Reconciliation in a Michigan Watershed: Restoring Ken-O-Sha, By Gail Gunst Heffner and David P. Warners