Climates of Inequality Presentation – Jessie Fuentes, Scholar & Activist

Date / Time

November 11, 2020

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Speakers will highlight how front-line communities in the Chicago region, impacted by environmental pollution and climate change and more recently COVID-19, are demanding justice and putting forward a vision to create healthier and safer communities.

Jessie Fuentes, Scholar & Activist

On Puerto Rico’s reconstruction process after several hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic left the island completely devastated. People have had to endure an exhausting, draining, and daunting recovery process that is rooted in our history of slavery and racism, where powerful and rich industries see the reconstruction of Puerto Rico as a means to assert more power and increase profits.


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