- September 15, 2017
- 12:00 pm
- 1001 S. Wright St. Champaign, IL 61820
Speaker: Rev. Booker Steven Vance
You understand and take seriously the need to care for the Earth. However, there’s only so much that we can do when we act by ourselves. Learn to advocate for those who don’t have a political voice and mobilize to affect meaningful change in Illinois communities and amplify those voices in environmental discussions.
About the Speaker:
Rev. Booker Steven Vance joined Faith in Place in February 2015 as the Policy Director working to promote renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in Illinois’ implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
He seeks to communicate a vision for environmental justice for all communities by affecting change at the policy level. Originally from Houston, Texas, he attend Bethany Lutheran College in Lindsborg, Kansas and graduated in 1980 with a BA in Business Economics. He received his Masters of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in 1986 and served as Pastor of St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on the Southside of Chicago for over 27 years.
He has extensive experience in faithful advocacy and ecumenical community organizing, including work with Healthy Communities, Urban Gardening, Walmart Good Jobs Campaign, Fight for 15, SOUL (South Side Organized for Unity and Liberation) and HIV/AIDS Awareness Initiatives. He is the proud father of two young men and the grandfather of three.
About the Series: Building a Better Environmental Movement – Fall 2017