Join researchers at the renowned Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago at the “Chicago Communities Restore Nature” panel event this Thursday night, Sept. 20, from 6-8pm, to hear distinctive stories about gardens, birds, and medicinal plants, and meet three community leaders to learn how their heritage leads to environmental stewardship.
The Chicago Communities Restore Nature panel is part of the Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA) Heritage Matters series, in which CCA members discuss how various cultural perspectives enrich our understanding of contemporary issues. Cultural organizations, such as those represented by the three panelists and their respective communities, explore new avenues to address an issue like environmental restoration that extends beyond the field of ecology and into the daily life of the community. In their role as community connectors, these three organizations—American Indian Center, Bronzeville Historical Society, and Casa Michoacán—demonstrate that community-based heritage organizations are important contributors in addressing environmental concerns.
This event is open to the public. Register online here (www.chicagoculturalalliance.org).
- Jose Luis Gutierrez, Executive Director of Casa Michoacán
- Eli Suzukovich III, Education Researcher at the American Indian Center
- Sherry Williams, President of the Bronzeville Historical Society
Moderated by Alaka Wali, PhD, Curator of North American Anthropology and Applied Cultural Research and Director of Environment, Culture and Conservation, The Field Museum
For more information, please contact:
ECCo: Environment, Culture, and Conservation
Field Museum of Natural History