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Planting the Seeds of Change: Reflections on a Tour of Southeast Chicago/Northwest Indiana

by Moses Viveros A cold and cloudy day seemed to fit perfectly on our trip through the somber, industrial landscape that characterizes most of the Southeast Chicago and Northwest Indiana region. As part of Dr. Bethany Barratt’s Environmental Justice course at Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Is your Refrigerator Running? Notes on the Landmark Kigali Accord

by Moses Viveros If your refrigerator or air conditioner is running, it’s probably contributing to Global Warming. You’re probably wondering “My refrigerator contribute to global warming? How is that even possible?” Well, most air conditioners and refrigerators use a chemical … Continue reading

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Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Talks #EnvironmentalJustice at RU this Wednesday, Oct. 19th

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 … Continue reading

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Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Speaks on Environmental Justice at RU next Wednesday, Oct. 19th

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 … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice Activist To Speak at RU this Wednesday, Oct. 5

Roosevelt University’s Loundy Human Rights Project 2016 Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series is proud to host Joseph Standing Bear Schranz, Founder and President of Midwest Soarring (Save our Ancestor’s Remains and Resources Indigenous Network Group). Schranz will be delivering a presentation … Continue reading

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Pipeline Activism and State Monopolies on Violence

by Graham Pickren I’m teaching SUST 310 – Energy and Climate Change this semester in the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University, and over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been focusing on the increasingly important role that energy infrastructure … Continue reading

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Day Three of #AmDreamConf at RU: Faculty Panels on Immigration, Citizenship, and the 2016 Election

Today is Day Three of Roosevelt’s American Dream Reconsidered Conference this week. This afternoon in Ganz Hall, on the 7th floor of the university’s historic Auditorium Building, RU faculty are featured in two panel discussions on the interrelated issues of … Continue reading

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