Friday Forum: Neighborhood Approaches to Environmental Justice

Event details

  • September 29, 2017
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1001 S. Wright St. Champaign, IL 61820
  • 2173371500

About the Speakers:

The Lierman Neighborhood Action committee is a group of citizens working to improve the east Urbana neighborhoods around Lierman Ave. & Washington St.

The 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign is dedicated to protecting the health of the neighborhood residents and the rights of the community in relation to the toxic site owned by Ameren, located at 5th and Hill Streets in Champaign. The Campaign is made up of 5th and Hill neighborhood residents, former residents, community members, and organizations who care environmental justice and rights, and the health and safety of all community members.

About the Series: Building a Better Environmental Movement – Fall 2017

This fall, we are pleased to partner with the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations’ Diversity and Social Justice Education unit (DiversityEd) and the Student Sustainability Committee to host a series that explores the intersections of the environment and social justice. Our Fall 2017 Friday Forum series on environmental issues and solutions, ranging from climate change and policy to active transportation and agriculture, seeks to elevate sustainability issues on campus and in our communities and deepen our understanding of environmental justice.
 
This series was made possible thanks to the generous support of our partners: Diversity and Social Justice Education and the Student Sustainability Committee
 
Additional Fall 2017 Friday Forum Lecture Series support provided by:
 
Channing Murray Foundation, Chapel of Saint John the Divine Episcopal Church, Faith in Place, First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana, LGBT Resource Center, League of Women Voters Champaign County, McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, Native American House, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois, Wesley United Methodist Church, U of I School of Social Work, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, Funding provided BY THE STUDENT CULTURAL PROGRAMMING FEE