PERRO Educational Event at UIC Latino Cultural Center…

Thursday, April 12th
Zona Abierta: *Environmental Justice Struggles in the Pilsen Community*

Join us for a discussion with Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform
Organization (PERRO) leaders Jerry Mead-Lucero and Leila Mendez on how
“environmental racism” has persisted in Chicago communities and how the
“environmental justice movement” is addressing this issue. PERRO works
vigorously in Pilsen, one of the most polluted communities in the
Chicago-land area. They will share their efforts to improve conditions at
H. Kramer and Co., the neighborhood’s largest lead polluter, and the
struggle that led to the recent closing of the Fisk coal-fired power plant.

When: Thursday, April 12th
Time: 3pm to 4:30pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2

Free refreshments and admission

Presented by
The UIC Latino Cultural Center and Mexican Students de Aztlan (MeSA)

For more info, please call 312-996-3095

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