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April 2017

Rally for the Planet

April 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us as we rally for science, clean air, clean water and a healthier planet. More details to be added soon!

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Great Lakes Action Day: 63rd St Beach

April 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
63rd Street Beach, 6300 S. Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60649 US
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Help restore local habitats! The Great Lakes region is home to more than 3,500 plant and animal species—and 40 million people! So the lakes, rivers, wetlands, dunes, prairies and forests that make up the Great Lakes ecosystem are your home too. Join our Great Lakes Action Days or Adopt-a-Beach events, and give back to the wild places in your backyard. Get your hands dirty cleaning beaches, removing invasive plants and collecting important data through citizen science projects. Events are held…

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People’s Climate March – Chicago

April 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
James R. Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 US
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Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Chicago and across the country to stand up for our communities and If you'd like to be a volunteer or leader in this March, join us at our Launch Party on April 1st, 2-4 PM at SEIU Healthcare, located at 2229 S. Halsted (Halsted Orange Line). Click here to say that you are with us: https://actionnetwork.org/events/peoples-climate-march-chicago?source=direct_link& Click here if your organization would like to endorse the Chicago march, or participate: https://tinyurl.com/PCM-Chicago-Orgs…

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What We’re Throwing Away

April 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue SIX10, 610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 US
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Carl Zimring wrote the book on garbage. Well, several actually. He has written about environmental racism and scrap recycling and edited the two-volume Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage. His most recent work is Aluminum Upcycled, which explores how discarded materials are fashioned into goods of greater value, focusing on aluminum and its crucial role in post-WWII design. With an eye to how attitudes about waste shape culture, institutions, and inequalities, Zimring will offer a uniquely…

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Keeping Our Water Safe

April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Chicago, 77 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 US
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How do we share the stuff that nobody owns but everyone needs? Water is one of our most precious and finite resources, but it’s also under threat from climate change, overzealous development, and inconsistent governance. Join Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance, which advocates for a “one water movement,” and Kim Wasserman-Nieto, executive director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, for a conversation about local and national approaches to water security and sustainability. Michael Tiboris from the…

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May 2017

Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein in Conversation

May 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605 US
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$6 GA tickets must be purchased through the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's box office. Moderated by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Join Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein for a wide-ranging conversation about the connections between ecological and economic crisis, racism, mass incarceration, deportation and police violence, and the potential power of mass movements of ordinary people to articulate and fight for an alternative. Presented by Haymarket Books and Lannan Foundation. Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal…

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