A Guide for Weaving Justice

Join Groundwork USA National Youth Programs Director Curt Collier as he addresses the 105th annual meeting of the Society for Ethical Culture in Albuquerque, NM. Curt’s talk will focus on the ethical underpinning of environmental justice. Curt’s talk is free and open to all.

DATE: June 10, 2018, 9:15am – 10:30am MDT

LOCATION: Albuquerque, NM


The First People who settled the area now called New Mexico tell a story of Spider Woman who taught humans how to weave cloth, a practice still carried on by the Dine (Navajo) and Hopi to this day. The traditional loom required warping strings to hold the fibers tight and wefting material to provide the bulk of the cloth. In a similar way, environmental justice not only requires firm commitments to equity and fairness, but a similar commitment to interlacing the ecosystem with the beings who live there. When done correctly, patterns can emerge, and in fact, beauty can be a guide in determining whether we’re heading in the right direction.