Speakers Bureau / Frida Furman

Bio:

I have been a professor of social ethics in the department of religious studies at DePaul University for the past 33 years and have done research in several areas of concern, including contemporary socio-cultural identity and conflict resolution/transformation. In recent years, I have become professionally interested in the environmental crisis besetting the planet and have done some teaching in this field. But my interests have not been purely professional. As a human being, I believe that climate change is the most pressing issue facing us and therefore find it is my moral responsibility to engage in addressing it. I have chosen to do so in a way that is most consistent with my identity and expertise as an educator: by making presentations about both the dangers and possibilities for resolution of the climate crisis.

A bit more: As a veteran university professor, I have made presentations my entire professional career: in the classroom, in professional conferences, and in public community forums, including religious institutions.

Climate Reality Leadership Corps training: Los Angeles, August 2018

Home zip code: 60645

Miles willing to travel for a presentation: <25

Key topics like to focus on:  Any

Ideal audience-type:  Schools, Public, Nonprofits