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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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Fair Trade Kick-off Open Mic Night @RooseveltU on Wed 11/30

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Register @RooseveltU for Spring & Summer 2017 Classes

Here’s a cheerful thought: advising and registration are now ongoing (since Nov 1st) for the Spring & Summer 2017 semesters here at @RooseveltU. The Sustainability Studies program is offering a wide range of courses and we’re planning an exciting semester … Continue reading

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Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Talks #EnvironmentalJustice at RU this Wednesday, Nov. 9th

The “Just By Nature” environmental activism event with the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization’s Executive Director, Kim Wasserman, has been rescheduled for Wednesday Nov. 9th. Please join us from 4:00pm-5:30pm in the Sullivan Room on the Second Floor of the Auditorium … Continue reading

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East Chicago Lead Crisis Is Topic at Nov. 2 Environmental Justice Forum at RU

Thomas Frank, a member of the Southeast Environmental Task Force and an activist working with residents of an East Chicago public housing complex located on a toxic lead site will be one of the speakers at Roosevelt University’s Nov. 2 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Today’s lecture by Kim Wasserman Cancelled; To Be Rescheduled

The scheduled talk at 4pm today (Oct. 19th) by LVEJO’s Kim Wasserman at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus unfortunately has been cancelled due to illness. We will broadcast updated information on this event once it has been rescheduled for later this semester. … Continue reading

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