Part 1: Describe what Environmental Justice is and how food desert/food security is an environmental justice issue. Also provide information on the health hazards of food deserts/food insecurity such as diabetes/obesity. (This is the section I want you to focus on more)
Part 2: Specifically talk about lack of healthy supermarkets/food sources and high density of fast food/convenience stores. Perhaps we can focus on a specific region or specific community (for example Native American reservations or another at risk area)
- Part 3: We can discuss various solutions such as creation of community gardens, farmers markets, financial assistance programs etc. as well as the limitations of these approaches.
The Chartres cathedral is one of the masterpieces of Gothic architecture. While it may be a dark church inside, Chartres is spiritually enlightening. The cathedral is designed to help pilgrims gain access to the Virgin Mary, who acts as an intercessor to Jesus. After a fire destroyed the original church, this grander building was constructed to house an ancient relic, which many claimed was the veil Mary wore during the Annunciation and/or birth of Jesus. Devotion to Mary during this time period was rare, but we can see throughout Chartres how Mary's story plays a key role. Let's first note the North Rose window, which is dedicated to Mary herself. Rose windows by design are beautiful works of art which dominate the side of the cathedral they are placed. To have the Virgin in such a prominent position only elevates her importance because of all the stained glass windows in Chartres, the rose windows are the most glorious. Churchgoers would have gazed at the intricate window and seen the Virgin holding the young Jesus in her lap, just as modern visitors do today. In our case, Mary's prominence in the rose window was even more significant, as the south rose was being cleaned. With the South Rose covered, this meant that the transept was primarily illuminated by the North Rose - Mary's window. Here, Mary's light allows people to guide their way through the darkness of the cathedral and worship. In the small outer circles we see twelve kings of Judah, as a sign that Mary is descended from royalty and should be treated as a queen herself. Similar works also allow us to channel our prayers to Mary. For instance, one of the side chapels on the north side features a 16th century statue called "Our Lady of the Pillar." Here, Mary and Jesus, adorned with rich gold/white garments bless pilgrims. The richness of their clothing and the adornments of the chapel itself (three chandeliers hang over this chapel alone) reveal Mary's royal traits. Dressed like royalty, she is to be treated as such. In addition to the side chapels, the choir screen, constructed a couple centuries after the cathedral's completion, can also add to our spiritual connection with Mary. The screen, which rings the ambulatory, depicts scenes from the life of Mary and Jesus. Starting from the south end, one can see how Mary's birth was nearly as miraculous as Jesus'. While the ambulatory also contains familiar scenes from Jesus' life, it's important to note that it ends with Mary's coronation in heaven. The screen is important because it separated ordinary parishioners from the holy choir section. This meant that they would have to contemplate their prayers in the nave and around the ambulatory. By starting and ending the choir screen with Mary, the designers wanted people to keep the Blessed Vir>GET ANSWER