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Chicago Wilderness: Virtual Congress Real Learning #4
July 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Environmental Gentrification 101
(Advocacy and Awareness)
Could a park, a forest preserve, a green space have negative impacts on a community? This moderated panel invites an open discussion about Environmental Gentrification and its relation to natural areas management and planning in the Chicago Wilderness area. Panelists will start from a shared working definition, share perspectives from communities directly impacted by Environmental Gentrification in Chicago, give context through current research, and share lessons learned from organizations on the frontlines of advocacy. Learn about local issues, consider tough questions, and join the conversation!
Gloria Orozco, Friends of the Forest Preserves
Peter Whitney, Friends of the Forest Preserves
Paula Acevedo – El Paseo Community Garden / El Paseo Community Council
Jacky Vazquez – LVEJO (Little Village Environmental Justice Organization)
Tania Schusler – Loyola University Chicago, Institute of Environmental Sustainability