Climates of Inequality – Ironbound Community Corporation

Date / Time

November 10, 2021

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center for a series of online conversations 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 climate crisis. Students in LALS 495/ ANTH 494/ MUSE 400 will facilitate the conversations.

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.

She grew up in Bushwick and remembers going back to Honduras as a kid to connect with her roots and swim in her country’s rivers. Maria has organized and helped the passage of historic and landmark city and state legislation in New Jersey which will significantly increase the quality of life and protect children and families from eviction in the midst of the COVID Pandemic.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Co-sponsored by the UIC Global Migration Working Group, Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program, Social Justice Initiative, Department of Anthropology, CIM2AS, Freshwater Lab, Great Cities Institute, Honors College, L@s GANAS, Museums and Exhibition Studies (MUSE) Program, and Sustainability Fee.

In partnership with the Humanities Action Lab, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), and Alianza Americas.

Contact: LCC

Maria poster

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