RU Students Present their Environmental Justice Travel Experiences this Wed, Dec 9

Need a break from finals and a reason to be totally proud of being at Roosevelt? Please attend a discussion this Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm of this semester’s student environmental justice research and civic engagement in Olympic National Park and Vancouver and how it compares to Chicago.  The Fall capstone event for the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project is entitled: Student Environmental Justice Research in Vancouver, Fall 2014: Lessons for Chicago?

In November of 2014, six students in Prof. Bethany Barratt’s POS 343 Urban Human Rights class, with support from the Loundy Human Rights Project, spent 8 days in Olympic National Park and Vancouver, British Columbia, seeing firsthand the environmental justice challenges those regions face, and how citizens have organized to address them. In this event they present preliminary findings, potential cross-national lessons, and other highlights of their experiences.

Discussants include local environmental justice advocates Kimberly Wasserman, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization; and Tom Shepherd, Southeast Environmental Task Force.

Wednesday, Dec. 10th
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Auditorium Building, Spertus Lounge, Room 244

A light reception will follow. Free and open to the public. This is the final event of the semester in the Loundy Human Rights Project Just By Nature Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series.


For more information, contact Prof. Bethany Barratt, Director of the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project ( See this flier (pdf) and the image below for future events through the Loundy Project’s “Just By Nature” series at Roosevelt this fall.

Just by Nature RU Lecture Series F14

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