Today at RU: Environmental Justice Activism Lecture, 4pm

Kimberly Wasserman_profile 2013This afternoon at Rosoevelt’s Chicago Campus, the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project kicks off its Fall 2015 Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series,”Natural Rights: Environmental Justice on the Third Coast,” at 4:00pm with a special presentation by Kim Wasserman, Director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO).

Ms. Wasserman (pictured at right) is a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for leading the successful lobbying campaign for the passage of the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance that resulted in the closing of the Crawford and Fisk coal-fired power plants. She has been LVEJO’s executive director since 2005. Wasserman’s presentation is entitled The Displacement of Environmental Justice.

Please join the Roosevelt community for this powerful conversation in the beautiful Sullivan Room at RU’s National Historic Landmark Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor. The event runs from 4-5:30pm and light refreshments will be served.

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

Just by Nature JLP Lecture Series 2015Fall

 

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