As part of RU’s Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project‘s 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Lecture Series this fall (and in recognition of #CampusSustainabilityMonth), the Executive Director of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Kim Wasserman, will give a talk entitled “The Displacement of Environmental Justice” this Wednesday, Oct. 19th, at RU.
Wasserman, a native of the Little Village neighborhood, is a 2013 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize for leading the successful lobbying campaign for the passage of the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance that resulted in the Crawford and Fisk coal-fired power plants to be shut down. She now serves as Executive Director for LVEJO and oversees the organization’s community organizing efforts to built community rootedness, increase access to green space, improve public transportation, and hold individuals accountable for the remaining toxic sites in the neighborhood.
Please attend this special environmental justice activism event in the Sullivan Room on Wed., October 19th, from 4:00pm to 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Held on RU’s Chicago Campus, 425 S. Wabash Ave., downtown Chicago, AUD building 2nd floor.
For more information, please contact Prof. Bethany Baratt, Director, Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org