Whose River?

On October 4, 2017, the Latino Cultural Center collaborated with the Freshwater Lab in hosting the Zona Abierta event: “Whose River? Culture, Condos, and Controversy along Chicago’s Waterway.” The event was led by a panel who discussed the Great Rivers Chicago Plan, a project created by the City of Chicago, in addition to the river’s history, current state, and future possibilities.

The panel members were: Representative Theresa Mah of the 2nd District of Illinois General Assembly, Commissioner Debra Shore of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Kim Waaserman Executive Director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, and Edith Tovar, LCC Assistant Program Director and a MUPP student in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.

To find out more or contribute your own stories, check out Chicago River Stories, and Freshwater Stories.