Climates of Inequality
Virtual Presentations | Fall 2020
Open to the public
Drawing on our own local story “Resisting Cycles of Environmental Injustice in Little Village” developed for the Climates of Inequality Project, we will embark on a series of virtual presentations and dialogues. Environmental and Climate Justice leaders will highlight how front-line communities in the Chicago region impacted by environmental pollution and climate change and more recent COVID-19 are demanding justice and putting forward a vision to create healthier and safer communities.
On selected Wednesdays (September 16 - November 18) from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
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The UIC Latino Cultural Center is part of a leadership cohort in the Humanities Action Lab that has been awarded a generous grant of $500,000 over three years from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish Climates of Inequality and the COVID Crisis: Building Leadership at Minority Serving Institutions. Read More »
Upcoming Public Programs!
Resisting Cycles of Environmental Injustice in La Villita
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.