We Are the Earth

We Are the Earth

Environmental Justice, A Moral Imperative (Global, National, Local)

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace is delighted to offer a day of inspiration and education as we celebrate Earth Day. With two exceptional advocates for justice as our keynote speakers, four local environmental organizations offering workshops, and free snacks, we guarantee this will be a great day. We do hope you'll join us - registration information is at the bottom of the page.



MALIK KENYATTA YAKINI is cofounder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) and a long-time partner of the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative (SFSI).  DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and spearheads the Detroit People’s Food Co-op, a cooperative grocery story in Detroit’s North End.  He is also co-founder of the National Black Food and Justice Alliance.
Malik views his work as part of the larger movement for building power, self-determination, and justice, and in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Black communities in the Americas, the Caribbean, and Africa.

REV. DR. LIZ THEOHARIS, is Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and the Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, where she also teaches. Rev. Dr. Theoharis is editor of We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign (2021), and author of Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor (2017).
Accolades include: 30th Annual Freedom Award by the National Civil Rights Museum (2021); Hunger Leadership Award from the Congressional Hunger Center (2021); one of 15 Faith Leaders to Watch by the Center for American Progress (2020); Selma “Bridge” Award (2019); one of 11 Women Shaping the Church by Sojourners (2019); and one of the Politico 50 “thinkers, doers and visionaries whose ideas are driving politics”(2018).


  • Little River Wetlands Project (Eagle Marsh)
  • Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition & Faith In Place (formerly Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light)
  • Poor People's Campaign - NE Indiana Chapter
  • Sierra Club


Light snacks and drinks, Informative displays from local environmental justice organizations


Saturday, April 23, 8:45am-1:30pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC
501 West Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Come for all day or part of the day – Keynotes, Workshops, Displays, and Snacks included

Come for all day or part of the day – Keynotes, Workshops, Displays, and Snacks included

Includes: (1) Program mention, (2) Reception with Keynote Speakers; (3) Rev. Dr. Theoharis’s book, “We Cry Justice”

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