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Apr 12 2012

Environmental Justice in the Pilsen Community

April 12, 2012

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2


803 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607


Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

Join us for a discussion with Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization (PERRO)  leaders Jerry Mead-Lucero and Leila Mendez on how  “environmental racism” has persisted in Chicago communities and how the  “environmental justice movement” is addressing this issue.  PERRO works vigorously in Pilsen, one of the most polluted communities in the Chicago-land area. They will share their efforts to improve conditions at H. Kramer and Co., the neighborhood’s largest lead polluter and the struggle that led to the recent closing of the Fisk coal-fired power plant.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Co-sponsors: Mexican Students de Aztlan (MeSA)

Date posted

May 16, 2018

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020