September Climates of Inequality Virtual Events in Chicago

Published on September 01, 2020

The Crawford Generating Station in Chicago's Little Village, pictured in 1987. The plant closed in 2012 due to local grassroots activism.
 Courtesy of Library of Congress.

This fall our partners at the University of Illinois-Chicago and the Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center will host a series of virtual presentations and dialogues drawing on their local story, “Resisting Cycles of Environmental Injustice in Little Village.” Environmental and climate justice leaders will highlight how front-line communities in the Chicago region impacted by environmental pollution, climate change, and—more recently—COVID-19 are demanding justice and putting forward a vision to create healthier and safer communities. 

Please join them on selected Wednesdays (September 2-November 18), 4:30pm-5:30pm

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This Month:

September 16th Edith Tovar and Julian Pino Alcaraz with Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) will discuss LVEJO’s #LaVillitaRespira campaign in response to the demolition of the Crawford Power Plant and the planned construction of a distribution center on the site by Hilco Co.  

September 30thDr. Antonio Lopez, ECJ Scholar and Activist will discuss current efforts by EJ organizations to protect their communities and highlight shared lessons of power and environmental racism during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about the Latino Cultural Center, visit

Get to know HAL and LCC’s community partners in Chicago, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization and Alianza Americas.