Exhibition & Events

Exhibition: September—November, 2020

Upcoming Events

11.03
Ricia Anna Chansky, Natalia M. Betancourt Malave, and Aleyshka Estevez Quintana: LCC Climates of Inequality Virtual Public Dialogue
UIC Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LCC)
November 03, 2021
4:30 pm—5:30 pm

Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center for a series of online presentations this Fall with environmental and climate justice advocates from across the country and abroad. Their work reveals frameworks and solutions that utilize a justice and equity lens integrating social and economic issues to address toxic pollution and combat the climate crisis. Students in LALS 495/ ANTH 494/ MUSE 400 will facilitate a dialogue with the presenters.

(November 3, 2021 – 4:30pm-5:30pm CST )Professor Ricia Anne Chansky along with two graduate students, Natalia M. Betancourt Malave and Aleyshka Estevez Quintana, will discuss the significance of mutual aid as a form of resistance and solidarity in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and during COVID-19. They will focus on the ways in which frontline communities build responses to climate disasters.

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11.10
Maria Lopez Nuñez: LCC Climates of Inequality Virtual Public Dialogue
UIC Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LCC)
November 10, 2021
4:30 pm—5:30 pm

Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center for a series of online presentations this Fall with environmental and climate justice advocates from across the country and abroad. Their work reveals frameworks and solutions that utilize a justice and equity lens integrating social and economic issues to address toxic pollution and combat the climate crisis. Students in LALS 495/ ANTH 494/ MUSE 400 will facilitate a dialogue with the presenters.

(November 10, 2021- 4:30pm CST) Maria Lopez-Nuñez is the Director of Environmental Justice and Community Development at Ironbound Community Corporation. Maria will talk about challenging the current political system and holding power brokers and polluters accountable while fighting for environmental, housing, immigrant, and racial justice.

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Past Events

09.16
Climates of Inequality – September 16th Virtual Public Program
September 16, 2020
4:30 pm—5:30 pm

Edith Tovar and Juliana Pino Alcaraz with Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO). On LVEJO’s #LaVillitaRespira Campaign in response to the Crawford Plant demolition and future construction of a distribution center by Hilco Co.

Wed. Sep. 16, 2020
4:30-5:30PM CST

09.30
Climates of Inequality – September 30th Virtual Public Program
September 30, 2020
4:30 pm—5:30 pm

Dr. Antonio Lopez, ECJ Scholar & Activist. On current efforts of EJ organizations to protect their communities, and shared lessons of power and environmental racism during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wed. Sep. 30, 2020
4:30-5:30PM CST

Visit go.uic.edu/climates to RSVP

For more program description, go HERE.

For access needs or questions, email: lcc@uic.edu

10.07
Climates of Inequality: List of October Virtual Public Programs
October 07—October 28, 2020
4:30 pm—5:30 pm

All programs 4:30-5:30PM CST

Wed. Oct. 7, 2020
Ian Zeitlin with Sunrise Movement – Chicago Hub

Wed. Oct. 14, 2020
Oscar Chacón with
Alianza Americas

Wed. Oct. 28, 2020
Amalia NietoGomez with Alliance of the SouthEast (ASE) & Olga Bautista with Alliance for the Great Lakes

Visit go.uic.edu/climates to RSVP

11.11
Jessie Fuentes Discusses Puerto Rico's Reconstruction Process
November 11, 2020
4:30 pm—5:30 pm

The University of Illinois-Chicago’s Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center will host Jessie Fuentes of Chicago’s Puerto Rican Cultural Center for a presentation on Puerto Rico’s reconstruction process after several hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic devastated the island. Fuentes, a scholar and activist, will discuss the ways residents have endured an exhausting, draining, and daunting recovery process rooted in Puerto Rico’s history of slavery and racism.

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This event is part of the Latino Cultural Center’s series of virtual presentations and dialogues exploring themes from their local story for Climates of Inequality, “Resisting Cycles of Environmental Injustice in Little Village.”

11.18
Cheryl Johnson Highlights Community Organizing and Advocacy in Chicago's Altgeld Gardens
November 18, 2020
4:30 pm—5:30 pm

The University of Illinois-Chicago’s Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center will host Cheryl Johnson of People for Community Recovery (CPR) for a presentation on the organization’s community organizing and advocacy efforts in the Altgeld Gardens public housing project on Chicago’s South Side.

Register here.

This event is part of the Latino Cultural Center’s series of virtual presentations and dialogues exploring themes from their local story for Climates of Inequality, “Resisting Cycles of Environmental Injustice in Little Village.”

10.13
José Bravo: LCC Climates of Inequality Virtual Public Dialogue
UIC Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LCC)
October 13, 2021
4:30 pm—5:30 pm

Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center for a series of online presentations this Fall with environmental and climate justice advocates from across the country and abroad. Their work reveals frameworks and solutions that utilize a justice and equity lens integrating social and economic issues to address toxic pollution and combat the climate crisis. Students in LALS 495/ ANTH 494/ MUSE 400 will facilitate a dialogue with the presenters.

(October 13th, 2021 – 4:30pm-5:30pm CST) Just Transition Alliance Executive Director, José Bravo, will talk about the principles of Just Transition and how climate justice and chemicals policy relate to communities fighting for environmental and labor justice.

Register here!