At the Frontline of Climate Change
Date(s) - Monday, April 20, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and the Native American Support Program
- How can we draw on cultural values and practices to address climate change?
Join us for an interactive conversation with members of Alaska’s Big Village Network as they address the effects of climate change in their own communities. Due to the rapid increase of oil, gas, and hard rock mining, it has caused significant impacts that is forcing Native communities to permanently relocate because of uninhabitable housing and health conditions. Learn how ABVN is working closely with local and national organizations to advocate for Indigenous rights and environmental sovereignty.
- Alaska’s Big Village Network works to address the socioeconomic and environmental disparities in rural and urban Alaska. ABVN works closely with scientific experts, scholars, and community members on innovative problem solving in order to address unmet human needs and cultural misunderstandings.
All audiences are welcome to join us at this event. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.
Name: Edith Tovar
This program is part of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 2015 Food Sovereignty Series and is co-sponsored by the UIC Office of Sustainability, and student organizations Delta Xi Phi, EcoCampus, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Heritage Garden Student Group, Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSa), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).
UIC Latino Cultural Center