Northern Exposure: Student International Research Panel at RU Today, 3pm


Cozying up at Lake Crescent Lodge Source: Bethany Barratt

As part of the 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Organizer Series hosted by the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, students that participated in Prof. Bethany Barratt’s POS 350 Environmental Justice class will report back from their comparative research trip in late November to the Pacific Northwest.

The students will have returned from a week-long trip to Seattle and Vancouver where they met with advocates, activists, and scholars in British Columbia and Olympic National Park. Vancouver is known as the continent’s greenest city. Students will report on topics including Environmental Racism, Indigenous Land Rights, Eco-Gentrification, Air Quality Issues, Environmental Justice Organizing, Green Space Access, Industrial Responsibility, and Fossil Fuel Extraction. What comparative lessons does the struggle for environmental justice in the Pacific Northwest offer Chicago?


Elwha River in Washington Source: Moses Viveros

We are also honored to host community environmental justice leaders, Kim Wasserman from LVEJO & Tom Shepherd and Peggy Salazar from SETF at this event.

Please join us in the Sullivan Room on December 7th
from 3:00pm to 4:30 pm
at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus, 425 S. Wabash Ave., downtown Chicago.

For more information, please contact Prof. Bethany Barratt, Director, Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project (

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