The Center for Humans and Nature, in partnership with The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network and the Institute of Cultural Affairs, invites students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Roosevelt — as well as anyone interested in promoting urban sustainability and social equity — for a discussion about how justice is a critical component in how we create, maintain, and engage with and within urban space. SUST director and professor Mike Bryson is one of the participants in public forum.
- Through interactive activities, all participants will be encouraged to share stories and ideas about justice and space in Chicago.
- A facilitated dialogue with four panelists—community activists Melanie Eckner (Uptown) and Orrin Williams (South Side), Sustainability Studies Professor Michael Bryson (Roosevelt University), and Professor of Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning and CHN Senior Scholar Julian Agyeman (Tufts University, at left, participating via Skype)—will reflect on key ideas surfaced by the full group about the relationship between justice and space.
- The event will conclude with a full group discussion about implications for community action in Chicago.
Reception to follow the meeting. Space is limited and expected to fill quickly! Register to attend & join the online conversation today. The event is free, with a suggested donation of $5-10. Please share the pdf announcement widely!