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Apr 16 2019

Earth Week 2019 at the Latino Cultural Center

April 16 - 18, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday, April 16 – 2pm to 3:15pm

Civic Cinema: Keepers of the Future / La Coordinadora de El Salvador

Following El Salvador’s civil war, a farmers’ cooperative puts down roots, builds resilience and provides a model of how to mitigate climate change and resist unsustainable, extractive development. Screening followed by discussion facilitated by members of Catatumbo Cooperative Farm; an emerging immigrant, queer, gender non-conforming, workers’ cooperative farm located in South Chicago. approx. 24 min.


Wednesday April 17 – 1pm to 2pm

Heritage Garden: Stories & Seeds Workshop

Share your stories on environmentally friendly cultural practices, gardening tips, and family recipes to pass down to younger generations. Learn how to make seed bombs to help pollinators this spring/summer and take more seeds home!


Thursday, April 19 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Zona Abierta: ‘We don’t want your trash’ - General Iron’s move to Southeast Side

Although General Iron has violated the Clean Air Act for emitting hazardous metals with negative health effects, Chicago City Council approved their relocation from Lincoln Park to Southeast side. Join us for an interactive discussion with Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke community organizers about the risks this large facility could pose to their community.  

FREE admission and refreshments

[PDF] Poster

These programs are co-sponsored by UIC Freshwater Lab, Honors College, and Office of Sustainability.

All audiences are welcome to join us at these programs. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us 5 business days before the program to the following number (312) 996-3095.


Edith Tovar

Date posted

Apr 9, 2019

Date updated

Apr 15, 2019