Earth Week at the Latino Cultural Center

Earth Week at the Latino Cultural Center

ARTivism: Environmental Justice For Puerto Rico
Tuesday, April 17 12pm – 3pm

This open art studio will be led by Richard Santiago, renowned Puerto Rican painter and filmmaker. We invite you to create art in support of Puerto Rico’s efforts as they reimagine, recover, and rebuild after Hurricane Maria!


Zona Abierta: Wednesday, April 18 3pm – 4:30pm

From Coal to Diesel in Little Village
Since the Crawford coal plant closed in 2012, LVEJO has listened to community leaders and advocated for a just transition of the site. However, Hilco Redevelopment Partners recently acquired the site, with plans for a diesel intensive logistics facility. Join us for an interactive discussion with LVEJO community organizers, Nancy Meza & Lilian Molina, about the risks this large facility could pose for the community.

Civic Cinema: Thursday, April 19 3pm – 4:30pm

Marathon for Justice connects the dots from environmental inequality to broken treaties and exploitation of lands to the current and future environmental crisis facing all people who breathe air, drink water and wish to live in a more sustainable world. Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Dr. Antonio Lopez.

approx. 44 min.

FREE admission and refreshments

These programs are co-sponsored by UIC Freshwater Lab, Native American Support Program, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Social Justice Initiative, and student organizations: Heritage Garden Student Group, Jane Addams Advocacy Initiative, Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education and Regeneration (LPODER) and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).

All audiences are welcome to join us at these programs. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.

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