Climates of Inequality – Alfredo Romo

Date / Time

October 18, 2023

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Climates of Inequality – Alfredo Romo
Oct. 18
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Social Justice Initiative for a series of virtual conversations with environmental and climate justice leaders from Chicago this fall. Their work reveals frameworks and strategies to address the disproportionate impacts of climate change and environmental pollution on communities of color, Black, Indigenous, and low-income earners. Students in the Environmental & Climate Justice course* will facilitate the conversations.

Alfredo Romo is the founding member and current Executive Director of Neighbors for Environmental Justice. During his talk, he will discuss N4EJ’s work to hold polluters, like the MAT Asphalt plant, accountable to their threat to public health. He also will highlight efforts centered around environmental justice and public health campaigns at the city and state levels including co-designing the recently published Cumulative Impact Assessment with the City of Chicago.

*LALS 495 / ANTH 494 / MUSE 400

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Upcoming presentation:

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Naomi Davis, Founder and CEO, Blacks in Green
Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, Freshwater Lab, Great Cities Institute,  L@s GANAS, and Museum and Exhibition Studies Program.


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