Environmental Community Organizing in Communities of Color

Add to Calendar 2019-01-29 12:15:00 2019-01-29 13:20:00 Environmental Community Organizing in Communities of Color Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/environmental-community-organizing-communities-color - University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public
Room F
1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Open to the Law School community
Presenting student organizations: Environmental Law Society Law of the Land

Join the Environmental Law Society and Law of the Land as they welcome Kim Wasserman, Executive Director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), to speak on community organizing around environmental issues in communities of color. Ms. Wasserman has done work to shut down two coal plants, to force polluters to comply with the law, and to improve communities of color that have been harmed by issues of environmental justice. She will talk about her experience in those areas, and highlight best practices for lawyers working on issues of environmental justice in communities of color.