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The Challenge of Environmental Justice Today:
A Panel

Environmental justice is a central concern of Pope Francis's challenging document on the natural world entitled Laudato Sí: On Care for Our Common Home (2015). This phrase highlights environmental degradation and reveals its disproportionate impact on people of color and the poor. The panel will discuss the implications of Pope Francis’s document, including the direct connections between racial justice and care for creation. Free and open to the public.

Click here to register to receive the Zoom link one week ahead of the event.

Day:       October 22, 2020

Time:     7:00-8:30 p.m. CDT

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  • Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., Director of Loyola University New Orleans' Jesuit Social Research Institute.
  • Alison McCrary, J.D. is a social justice movement lawyer and currently serves as the Practitioner-In-Residence at Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity justice advocate.
  • David Robinson-Morris, Ph.D. is  Director of the Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit at Xavier University of Louisiana.

For more information, please contact Tom Ryan at 504-865-2069 or


This event is supported by the Fr. Ignatius Roppolo Memorial Endowment which was established by Msgr. Douglas Doussan, Matthew Rousso and Father Douglas Brougher to honor Msgr. Roppolo who served the sick and the poor and exercised collaborative leadership. Archbishop Gregory Aymond wrote recently that Msgr. Roppolo was "a beloved priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans who ... had a pastoral heart and truly gave of his life in a collegial and collaborative way to strengthen the church among us."