Climate Justice Conference at Loyola U this Week

Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 3.11.01 PMFrom March 16-17, the Institute of Environmental Sustainability and Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, Center for Women and Leadership will be presenting Loyola University’s fourth annual Climate Change Conference. The conference will be focusing on how climate change undermines human rights.

The theme for this year’s conference will be “Climate Justice is Human Justice.” By standing up for environmental justice, one creates stronger communities through the reduction of inequality and ensuring that everyone has a healthy and safe place to live.

Some events for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • A film screening and case study focusing on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
  • Stories from Standing Rock and a brief history of how the movement began
  • Lessons from frontline communities and their shared visions for a sustainable future
  • Corporate sustainability and how transformation change can occur from within an organization

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special

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Mary Robinson (source: luc.edu)

Envoy on Climate Change, and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation: Climate Justice, will be a featured keynote speaker at the event. Her keynote event will be followed up by a Plenary Panel. The panel will respond to Mary Robinson’s keynote address and will delve deeper into issues raised during her event. Panelists Asma Lateef, Briana Mawby, and Josina Morita, will examine the startling impacts on climate change on the essential natural resources necessary to the flourishing of our people and planet.

Ticket prices and reservations for the event can be made online. The event will be held at the Mundelein Auditorium at Loyola University’s Lakeshore Campus from March 16th to the 17th.

For more information please contact Richard Williams, event planner, at rwilli8@luc.edu 

 

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