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Oct 18 2023

Climates of Inequality – Alfredo Romo

October 18, 2023

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Climate of Inequalities

Fall 2023

Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Social Justice Initiative for a series of virtual conversations with environmental and climate justice leaders from Chicago this fall. Their work reveals frameworks and strategies to address the disproportionate impacts of climate change and environmental pollution on communities of color, Black, Indigenous, and low-income earners. Students in the Environmental & Climate Justice course* will facilitate the conversations.

Alfredo Romo is the founding member and current Executive Director of Neighbors for Environmental Justice (N4EJ). During his talk, he will discuss N4EJ's work to hold polluters, like the MAT Asphalt plant, accountable to their threat to public health. He will also highlight efforts centered around environmental justice and public health campaigns at the city and state levels including co-designing the recently published Cumulative Impact Assessment with the City of Chicago.

*LALS 495 / ANTH 494 / MUSE 400

When: Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM CST

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Upcoming Presentations:

Climates of Inequality Exhibition: Opening Reception 

Oct 11, 2023 at 5:30pm | Chicago Justice Gallery  | 1344 S. Halsted St.



Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:30-6:30PM CST

Naomi Davis, Founder & CEO, Blacks in Green

Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Department of Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS), Freshwater Lab, Great Cities Institute,  L@s GANAS, and Museum and Exhibition Studies (MUSE) Program.


Date posted

Oct 3, 2023

Date updated

Oct 4, 2023