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A Note About Our Oct. 24 Event, The Complex Politics of Gentrification and Environmental Sacrifice Zones, a Conversation With Dr. Troy Hernandez

Thanks to all who joined us for our discussion with Troy Hernandez on Oct. 24. The views expressed by Dr. Hernandez were his own. The Loundy Human Rights Project does not endorse statements made about Pilsen Alliance, which has presented … Continue reading

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Oct. 10: The Price of Industry? The Environmental Sacrifice Zones of the Illinois/Indiana Borderlands

  After spending all semester thus far  in the Chicago River watershed, on October 10 we moved a few miles – a world away – to that of the Calumet. I always feel there’s something in the air in South … Continue reading

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Oct. 17: Thomas Frank Takes Us On a Virtual Toxic Tour of East Chicago

  While our last blog post documented our exploration of perhaps the most famous polluted waterway in America – Bubbly Creek – as October has progressed this semester’s Loundy Human Rights Project Scholars have moved somewhat further south to the … Continue reading

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Oct 3: Navigating Chicago’s Origins at Bubbly Creek

There may be no place more important to the origins of Chicago itself – and of its environmental injustices – than the 3 way intersection between the Chicago River’s South Branch, it’s South Fork(!), and the Sanitary and Ship Canal. … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Summer Field Notes Day 18: Farewell to Wonderland

Day 18-can it be? Today I bid the park farewell for now. I had some flexibility in my leaving time and some things I needed to get back to Chicago for, so when offered the chance to wrap things up … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Summer Field Notes Day 17: Moving Office

Day 18: Perhaps the most amazing thing about this place is that even everyday moments are so sublime. I thought today I’d share a few examples of the everyday becoming magical. Today began a project that Ranger Tim and I … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Summer Day 16 Field Notes: Back to Wonderland

Another short one today – my days seem to be getting longer as I try to squeeze in every possible moment of wonder in Wonderland. Day 16 highlights: 1. Drove back from Bozeman this morning. Would you like to know … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Summer Day 15 Field Notes: Bozeman Edition

I’m sure everyone will be devastated by brevity of tonight’s post, courtesy of wifi scarcity here at family friends’ house in Bozeman. 😉 Today’s highlights, sadly sans better photos from the real camera: 1) Finally getting out to Lamar before 630 … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Summer Day 14 Field Notes: Woman Proposes, Elk Disposes

Bon jour du Bastille! I was super excited not to be in the parking lot for most of today, because I had plans for phase two of my little traffic research project. Well, woman proposes, elk disposes, and indeed I … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Summer Field Notes Day 13: The Peril of Giving Profs Data Gathering Projects

Day 13 Yellowstone Field Notes: Lucky 13 Indeed! 1. Day started out with an unexpected treat for my drive out to Lamar – company! Last night my housemate Taylor asked if she could come with because she’d never seen wolves … Continue reading

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