FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Kristin Trehearne Lane
Loyola University Chicago Hosts
Fourth Annual Climate Change Conference
“Climate Justice: The Struggle for Our Common Home”
Features Case Studies on Climate Justice
Loyola University Chicago is hosting its fourth annual Climate Change Conference. This year’s conference, “Climate Justice: The Struggle for Our Common Home,” features case studies on topics including the Flint water state of emergency and Standing Rock and larger conversations surrounding corporate sustainability and visions for a just and sustainable future. The Institute of Environmental Sustainability, along with the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership and the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, will host the event.
Mary Robinson, past president of Ireland, will deliver the conference’s keynote address, focusing on the nexus of food, water, and poverty as they are impacted by climate change. She is internationally known for her work in advancing social justice, including as former United Nations high commissioner for human rights and current president of the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2009 and serves as the United Nations secretary-general’s special envoy on El Niño and climate.
Five panels and workshops will feature scholarly discussions by academics and climate justice advocates on current environmental issues. Panelists include:
- Jennifer Frymark, Chief Greenhouse Officer, Gotham Greens
- Curt Guyette, Investigative Reporter, ACLU Michigan
- Tokata Iron Eyes, Lakota Sioux Youth Leader
- Asma Lateef, Institute Director, Bread for the World
- Kim Wasserman, Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
Thursday, March 16
*Keynote address: 7 p.m.
Friday, March 17
Panel Discussions and Workshops: 9 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Poster Session and Reception: 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Loyola University Chicago
Lake Shore Campus
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
*No audio or video recording will be permitted.
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