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Nov 11 2020

Climates of Inequality with Jessie Fuentes

November 11, 2020

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

November poster

Join us for a series of online conversations with environmental and climate justice leaders this fall. Speakers will highlight how front-line communities in the Chicago region impacted by environmental pollution and climate change and more recently COVID-19 are demanding justice and putting forward a vision to create healthier and safer communities. Students in LALS 495 / ANTH 494 / MUSE 400 will facilitate the conversations.

November 11 | 4:30-5:30PM CST

Jessie Fuentes, Scholar & Activist On Puerto Rico’s reconstruction process after several hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic left the island completely devastated. People have had to endure an exhausting, draining, and daunting recovery process that is rooted in our history of slavery and racism, where powerful and rich industries see the reconstruction of Puerto Rico as a means to assert more power and increase profits.

Climates of Inequality series is cosponsored by Department of Anthropology, L@s GANAS, Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) Program, Museum and Exhibition Studies (MUSE) Program, and School of Art & Art History and cosponsored by UIC student organizations: Alpha Psi Lambda - Zeta Chapter, Hope for the Day, Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education and Regeneration (LPODER), Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA), Peer Health Exchange, Roosevelt Network, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).



Jocelyn Munguia

Date posted

Nov 9, 2020

Date updated

Nov 9, 2020