This week, the national Integrated Network for Social Sustainability Conference will be hosted here in Chicago by the Institute of Cultural Affairs in the Uptown neighborhood. SUST professor Mike Bryson, SUST alum Troy Withers (BPS ’13), and environmental educator and community activist Michael Howard will be discussing community/youth development, sustainability education, and social justice on Thursday 6/9 at 2:45pm in the Education & Culture session.
Mr. Withers works as a counselor and mentor in the BAM Program for African-American boys here in Chicago through the Youth Guidance organization. He’s also a leader with the Gahn Institute for Sustainable Solutions and a longtime mainstay at Soul Vegan. Mr. Howard is the executive director and co-founder of the Eden Place Nature Center located in the Fuller Park neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
To see an interactive agenda, register, and attend the conference, check out this link. Hope to see you there! An overview is also available here (pdf) and registration fee waivers are available for students and those with limited means. The ICA’s Greenrise building is readily accessible by public transit (Red Line, 3 blocks east of the Lawrence stop).