Julia Parzen, speaking on Sustainability: A Framework for Solving Complex Urban Problems. Julia Parzen is a social entrepreneur who cofounded Working Assets, one of the first socially responsible mutual funds; the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, a renowned network of 130 North American local government sustainability leaders; and Partners for Places a grant fund that has helped local government and foundation partners to attract million for sustainability projects. Julia’s career in public service and sustainability has spanned public, private, publishing and non-profit sectors, including a strong mix of strategy development and implementation. Most recently, she co-authored The Guide to Greening Cities (Island Press, 2013).
Wednesday Lunch is a Divinity School tradition started many decades ago. At noon on Wednesdays when the quarter is in session a delicious vegetarian meal is made in the Swift Hall kitchen by our student chefs and lunch crew. Once the three-course meal has reached dessert each week there is a talk by a faculty member or student from throughout the University, a community member from the greater Chicago area, or a guest from a wider distance.