Environmental Justice on Chicago’s Southeast Side: Local Activists Speak at RU on Nov. 2

As part of RU’s Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project‘s 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Lecture Series this fall (and in recognition of #CampusSustainabilityMonth), Cheryl Johnson (President, People for Community Recovery), Peggy Salazar (Board Member and past Director, Southeast Environmental Task Force [SEETF]), and Tom Shepherd (past President, Southeast Environmental Task Force) will visit Roosevelt on Wed., November 2nd, and discuss sustainable alternatives on the Southeast Side of Chicago.

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Petcoke Pile in Southeast Chicago (Photo by Emily Brosious)

Cheryl Johnson is the longtime president for the People of Community Recovery, one of the nation’s oldest environmental justice organizations working in communities of color.

Peggy Salazar is a board member and past Director of SEETF and has been a strong advocate for social and environmental change and clean, just, economic development on the Southeast Side of Chicago for decades.

Thomas Shepherd is the current President and longest serving board member of SEETF. The organization’s current campaigns include stopping the Koch Brothers’ transport and irresponsible management of Petcoke on the Calumet River.

Please attend this special environmental justice activism event in the Sullivan Room on November 2nd 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 bbarratt@roosevelt.edu

 

 

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2 Responses to Environmental Justice on Chicago’s Southeast Side: Local Activists Speak at RU on Nov. 2

  1. babarratt says:

    Great post! Thanks for getting the word out! (You’re way faster on the social media than I am!)

  2. mviveros9335 says:

    Thanks! I’m glad I can help with getting the word out.

    Best, Moses Viveros Class of 2017 | Sustainability Studies

    ________________________________ From: Bethany Barratt Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:49:43 PM To: Sustainability Studies @ Roosevelt University Cc: Moses Viveros Subject: RE: [New post] Environmental Justice on Chicago’s Southeast Side: Local Activists Speak at RU on Nov. 2

    Great post! Thanks for getting the word out! (You’re way faster on the social media than I am!)

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