Climates of Inequality
Virtual Programs | Fall 2020
Check out the Climates of Inequality exhibition: Resisting Cycles of Environmental Injustice in La Villita
Through pilot courses in collaboration with “front-line” community partners, students created a multi-media traveling exhibition and web platform featuring their local histories of climate justice. The exhibition–scheduled to travel to UIC in the fall 2020–was cancelled due to COVID-19. However, this traveling halt has created opportunities for greater virtual programming engagement.
The climate justice story from Little Village was researched and developed by students in two courses from Museum and Exhibition Studies (MUSE) Program taught by Dr. Rosa Cabrera, Director of the Latino Cultural Center. The students worked with community partners, Alianza Americas and the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), who helped shape this local story alongside community members.
Climates of Inequality is a project of the Humanities Action Lab, a coalition of colleges and universities across the US and internationally partnering with environmental/climate organizations and cultural institutions on a national curriculum and public memory project.