Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room
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Middlebury, VT 05753
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Lecture by Sarah McFarland Taylor

In this multimedia digital sound/video presentation, Northwestern University Professor Sarah McFarland Taylor explores the spiritual and prophetic “road maps” being created by contemporary “green hip hop” artist/activists. These artists challenge many of the standard images associated with the environmental movement.  Rather than images of redwoods, endangered species, rainforests, national parks, and majestic retreats for wilderness lovers, sportsmen, and hikers, green hip hop artists use the tools of “eco-rap” to reframe the aesthetics and moral focus of American environmentalism to center on asthma, cancer, toxics, and “food deserts” in minority neighborhoods. 

Professor Sarah McFarland Taylor teaches in the Religious Studies Department, the Environmental Policy and Culture Program, and in the American Studies Program at Northwestern University.  She is the author of the award-winning book, Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology (Harvard University Press, 2008) and is the former Director of the Environmental Task Force for the American Academy of Religion.  This talk is drawn from her forthcoming book, Restorying the Earth: Media, Environment, and Moral Engagement (forthcoming from New York University Press).

Sponsored by the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, The Newman Club, Gather – A Community for Progressive Christians and Friends, The Franklin Environmental Center, and the Anderson Freeman Resource Center. 

Sponsored by:
Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life

Contact Organizer

Jewett, Ellen M.
(802) 443-5626