Miguel De La Torre

GONNA TROUBLE THE WATER: ECOJUSTICE, WATER, AND ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM

ABOUT THE BOOK

To deny water is to deny life.
Gonna Trouble the Water considers the sacred nature of water and the ways in which it is weaponized against non-white communities. With compelling contributions from scholars and activists, politicians and theologians, Gonna Trouble the Water de-centers the concept of water as a commodity in order to center the dignity of water and its life-giving character. Firmly grounded at the intersection of environmentalism and racism, Gonna Trouble the Water makes clear the message: to deny water is to deny life.

With compelling contributions from scholars and activists, politicians and theologians--including former Colorado governor Bill Ritter, global academic law professor Ved P. Nanda, Detroit-based activist Michelle Andrea Martinez, and many more--Gonna Trouble the Water de-centers the concept of water as a commodity in order to center the dignity of water and its life-giving character.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Miguel A. De La Torre is a scholar-activist tenured as professor of social ethics and Latino/a studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. Since obtaining his doctorate in 1999, he has published over thirty-five books, five of which won national awards. He served as the president of the Society of Christian Ethics in 2012, and he wrote the screenplay for the documentary Trails of Hope and Terror.