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Environmental Justice in Urban Spaces

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Local Sites
  • Little Village, site of the successful fight to close one of Chicago's oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants in 2015
  • Chicago River, the most-engineered urban waterway in the nation
  • Former US Steel and other post-industrial sites on the far southeast side
  • Altgeld Gardens, in the so-called "Toxic Doughnut" of landfills and industrial contamination on Chicago's Southeast Side
Speaker Series
  • Kimberly Wasserman, Organizing and Strategy Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
  • John Quail, Watershed Management Director, Friends of the Chicago River
  • Tom Shepherd, President, Southeast Environmental Task Force