Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project Events – Video Repository

Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Just Communities: Populism, Diversity and Justice/ The Loundy Human Rights Project’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Wed, October 4, 4:00-5:30 pm. “Chicago and The Sanctuary Movement” featuring Mark Fleming, Assistant Director of Litigation, National Immigrant Justice Center. Spertus Lounge (Aud 244).

Wed, October 11, 4:00-5:30 pm. “Protecting Liberties and Rights of Immigrant Communities,” featuring Colleen Connell, Executive Director, ACLU of Illinois. Spertus Lounge (Aud 244).

• Wed, October 18, 4:00-5:30 pm. “Deconstructing the Good vs. Bad Immigrant Narrative; State Sponsored Tactics,” featuring a panel of local organizers for the rights of undocumented persons. Sullivan Room (Aud 2nd Floor). (Link pending)

Wed, October 25, 4:00-5:30 pm. “Beyond DACA: Protection for All,” featuring members of the Protection for All Movement: Cindy Agustin, Antonio Garcia, Luis Gomez and Angelica Magana, Mateo Uribe-Rios. Sullivan Room (Aud 2nd Floor).

Wed, December 6, 3-4:30 pm. “Confronting populism: Lessons from Brexit-Era UK.” Student researchers present results of research trip to UK to panel of local leaders. Sullivan Room (Aud 2nd Floor).

Fall 2016 Speaker Series: Just By Nature: Environmental Justice on the Third Coast/ The Loundy Human Rights Project’s Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series

October 5, 4:00-5:30 pm.  “Respect & Protect:  Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Justice.”Joseph Standing Bear Schranz, Founder and President, Midwest SOARRING (Save Our Ancestors’ Remains and Resources Indigenous Network Group). Sullivan Room (Aud 2nd Floor). 

October 19, 4:00-5:30 pm. “The Displacement of Environmental Justice.” Kimberly Wasserman-Nieto, Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization.  Sullivan Room (Aud 2nd Floor).

November 2, 4:00-5:30 pm. “Deindustrialisation, Reindustrialization, & Preferred Sustainable Alternatives on Chicago’s Southeast Side.” Cheryl Johnson, President, People for Community Recovery, Peggy Salazar, Executive Director, Southeast Environmental Task Force,  Tom Shepherd, Past President, Southeast Environmental Task Force.

December 7, 3:00-4:30 pm. “Lessons from the North: Student Researchers Report Back to Chicago Environmental Justice Leaders.” Panel featuring Loundy Human Rights Project Student Researchers, and community leaders Cheryl Johnson, Peggy Salazar, and Kimberly Wasserman-Nieto. Sullivan Room (Aud 2nd Floor). 

Fall 2015 Speaker Series: Just By Nature: Environmental Justice on the Third Coast/ The Loundy Human Rights Project’s Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series

November 11,  4:00-5:30 pm. “The Displacement of Environmental Justice.” Kimberly Wasserman-Nieto, Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization.  Sullivan Room (Aud 2nd Floor).  (Link Pending.)

November 18, 4:00-5:30 pm. “Deindustrialisation, Reindustrialization, and Sustainable Alternatives on Chicago’s Southeast Side.”  Ashley Williams, Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke, Tom Shepherd, Past President, Southeast Environmental Task Force. Sullivan Room (Aud 2nd Floor).  

December 9, 3:00-4:30 pm. “Student Agents of Change Report Back.” Student groups working on research projects and grant applications, commissioned by three community organization partners. report back to leaders of those organizations. Sullivan Room (Aud 2nd Floor).  (Link Pending.)

Fall 2014 Speaker Series: Just By Nature: Environmental Justice on the Third Coast/ The Loundy Human Rights Project’s Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series

October 22, 4:30-6:00 pm. “Beyond Crawford and Fisk: How Community Power can Defeat Corporate Power.” Kim Wasserman, Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization. Spertus Lounge. (Aud 2nd Floor).  (Link Pending.) Kim Wasserman is a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for leading the successful lobbying campaign for the passage of the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance that resulted in the closing of the Crawford and Fisk coal-fired power plants. She has been LVEJO’s executive director since 2005.

November 5, 4:30-6:00 pm. “Chicago River: Common Thread, Common Future.”John Quail, Director of Watershed Planning, Friends of the Chicago River.  Spertus Lounge. (Aud 2nd Floor).  (Link Pending.) John Quail has been Director of Watershed Planning with Friends for 12 years. His current projects include the Pilsen-Little Village River Corridor Project , a major EPA funded initiative established in 2014 to create a healthier, more accessible Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal corridor from Bubbly Creek to west of Pulaski on Chicago’s southwest side. It is the goal of this project not only to improve the environmental quality of this section of the river, but to elevate it to a cherished public amenity.

November 19, 3:30-5:00 pm. “Reclaiming our Natural Treasures: Chicago’s Southeast Side.” Tom Shepherd, Vice President, Southeast Environmental Task Force. Spertus Lounge. (Aud 2nd Floor).  Tom Shepherd is the longest serving board member at the Southeast Environmental Task Force on Chicago’s far-southeast side -an area where steel once was king, and where there is an abundance of environmental degradation, garbage dumps, and contaminated land. Tom’s background as an activist and community organizer brought him to to his work to cure some of those environmental ills in the region. SETF’s current campaigns include stopping the Koch Brothers’ profligate transport and irresponsible management of petcoke on the Calumet River.

December 19, 4:30-6:00 pm. “Lessons from the North: Student International Research Panel Reports Back.” Fall 2014 Loundy Project Human Rights Scholars report back from their comparative trip on environmental justice in Vancouver, where they will have met with advocates, activists, and scholars to see how the city – already the greenest in North America – aims to become greenest in the world by 2020. What comparative lessons does Vancouver offer Chicago? Spertus Lounge. (Aud 2nd Floor).  (Link Pending.)