Monday, Jun 21, 2021 6:30p -
Virtual - New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
A Virtual Conversation with Cornell William Brooks.
Join this New England Aquarium Lecture Series event featuring Cornell William Brooks, distinguished professor, civil rights attorney, ordained minister, and former president and CEO of the NAACP. If humanity has an inborn affinity and perhaps affection for nature—what E.O. Wilson describes as biophilia—humans have a responsibility to the environment. This responsibility may be morally described as “a calling.” This moral calling is not necessarily religious but historical and local. At the very moment when many American cities are being economically revitalized and the global environment is existentially threatened, history morally calls urban residents and suburban neighbors to protect our environment—with a boldly different citizen activism.
The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute.