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Should Obama Library Be Built in a Public Parkland? Chicago Park District Says Yes

According to this AP report posted by Chicago Public Radio WBEZ this morning, the Chicago Park District has given the green light to the city’s potential acquisition of parkland on the South Side for the site of the proposed Obama presidential … Continue reading

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Honoring Dr. King and the Ongoing Quest for Social and Environmental Justice

Today’s national holiday in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday is an apt time to acknowledge the persistence of social injustice and environmental racism in our society, and to encourage and support the ongoing quest for justice and equity locally, … Continue reading

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Photography Presentation by Terry Evans on Fracking and Petcoke, Next Tuesday in Chicago

Noted photographer Terry Evans, who has done dramatic work on Chicago’s urban landscape, the Calumet Region, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, and many other sites throughout the US, presents and discusses her dramatic images of fracking in North Dakota, the Trinity River … Continue reading

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“The Humanities as the Foundation of Science”: RU Lecture by Adam Gopnik of the New Yorker this Thursday, Nov 13

Roosevelt University’s Montesquieu Forum will present a lecture by New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik on “The Humanities as the Foundation of the Sciences” at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Auditorium Building’s seventh-floor Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave., … Continue reading

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Environmental Activist Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Speaks at Roosevelt on Oct 22

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project at Roosevelt University is proud to kick off its Fall Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series next Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4:30 – 6 p.m., with a special presentation by Kim Wasserman, Director of the Little Village … Continue reading

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Exploring Spatial Justice in Chicago on Oct. 7th at the Institute for Cultural Affairs

This coming Tuesday, Oct. 7th, please join the Center for Humans and Nature, in partnership with The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network and the Institute of Cultural Affairs, for a free interactive discussion entitled “Is It Just Space?” — how justice is a … Continue reading

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Free Event: Exploring Spatial Justice in Chicago on Oct. 7th at the Institute for Cultural Affairs

The Center for Humans and Nature, in partnership with The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network and the Institute of Cultural Affairs, invites students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Roosevelt — as well as anyone interested in promoting urban sustainability and social equity — … Continue reading

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