Earth Week: Zona Abierta: From Coal to Diesel in Little Village

Date(s) - Wednesday, April 18, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

Cartoon of earth with solar panels, windmills, and butterflies
Zona Abierta: From Coal to Diesel in Little Village

Since the Crawford coal plant closed in 2012, LVEJO has listened to community leaders and advocated for a just transition of the site. However, Hilco Redevelopment Partners recently acquired the site, with plans for a diesel intensive logistics facility. Join us for an interactive discussion with LVEJO community organizers, Nancy Meza & Lilian Molina, about the risks this large facility could pose for the community.

Poster: Earth Week 2018 [pdf]

FREE admission and refreshments.

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.


Also, be sure to check out our other Earth week events:

4/17/2018, 12-3pm – ARTivism: Environmental Justice for Puerto Rico

4/19/2018, 3-4:30pm – Civic Cinema: Marathon for Justice

Contact Info

Name: Edith Tovar
Phone: 13129963095


UIC Freshwater Lab, Native American Support Program, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Office of Sustainability, Richard J. Daley Library, Social Justice Initiative, and student organization: Heritage Garden Student Group, Jane Addams Advocacy Initiative, Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER), and Union for Puerto Rican Studies (UPRS).

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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