Climates of Inequality – Oscar Sanchez

Date / Time

September 20, 2023

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Climate of Inequalities

Fall 2023

Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Social Justice Initiative for a series of virtual conversations with environmental and climate justice leaders from Chicago this fall. Their work reveals frameworks and strategies to address the disproportionate impacts of climate change and environmental pollution on communities of color, Black, Indigenous and low-income earners. Students in the Environmental & Climate Justice course (*LALS 495 / ANTH 494 / MUSE 400) will facilitate the conversations.

Oscar Sanchez is a dedicated community organizer and serves as the Southeast Environmental Task Force’s co-executive director with a proven track record in environmental justice, anti-violence advocacy, youth empowerment and community planning. He will talk about the #StopGeneralIron campaign and the role that young people play in the environmental & climate justice movement now and into the future.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 20

Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Zoom registration.


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Upcoming presentations:

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Alfredo Romo, Executive Director, Neighbors for Environmental Justice


Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Naomi Davis, Founder & CEO, Blacks in Green

Co-sponsored by the UIC Department of Anthropology, UIC Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, CIM2AS, Freshwater Lab, Great Cities Institute,  L@s GANAS, and Museum and Exhibition Studies Program.


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