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Earth Week 2017: From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City

April 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Earth Week @ LCC

Monday April 17 3pm-4:30pm
Historias Monarca
Create seed bombs for Monarch butterflies and share your story with Historias Monarca, a Chicago Mexican storytelling project about Monarch conservation.

Tuesday April 18 3pm-4:30pm
Environmental & Climate Justice Civic Dialogue
Our cultural practices are intertwined with the natural world, even if we don’t always realize it. Using artifacts to symbolize personal stories, this dialogue will highlight links between the environment and social justice issues, and help participants consider cultural diversity as an asset to find solutions to common challenges.

Wednesday, April 19 3pm-4:30pm
From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City, in partnership with the UIC Freshwater Lab.
From Flint goes beyond the news headlines to spotlight the impact of the devastating water contamination crisis on the people of Flint, Michigan.This film highlights the stories of residents who were personally injured, along with the work of local organizations and individuals that rallied to support them. Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Professor Rachel Havrelock.

FREE admission
These programs are co-sponsored by student organizations Heritage Garden Student Group, Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER), Mexican Student de Aztlán (MeSA).

All audiences are welcome to join us at these programs. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.


April 19, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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UIC Latino Cultural Center


UIC Latino Cultural Center
803 S. Morgan
Chicago, IL United States
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