Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability


Climate Justice: The Struggle for Our Common Home
March 16-17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

On Friday, we started the day with our plenary panel which served as a response and a reflection on Mary Robinson's Keynote Address.  Following that, in the afternoon, we held  four concurrent panels discussing what environmental activists view as a just and sustainable future, Standing Rock, corporate sustainability and a case study on the Flint Water Crisis.

Click on the panels below for more information, presentations given at the conference, and a list of panelists.

9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Response to Mary Robinson’s Keynote Address
Moderator: Janet Sisler, Director, Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, Loyola University of Chicago

Location: Mundelein Auditorium

1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Panel Discussion Sessions
Location: Damen MPR North and South

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Experiences from the Frontlines of Environmental Justice
Moderator: Dr. Tania Schusler, IES STEP Coordinator and Ashley Williams, Environmental Policy Major, Loyola University Chicago 
Location: Damen MPR South

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.#NoDAPL: Voices of Hope from the Water Protectors
Moderator: Dr. Michael Schuck, Healing Earth Editor and Department of Theology at Loyola University Chicago Location: Damen MPR South

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m."Here's to Flint" Film Screening and discussion with filmmaker
Moderator: Dr. Amy Krings, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago
Location: Damen MPR North

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Innovation and Transformation: Stories of Corporate Sustainability and Organizational Change
Moderator: Dr. Michael Murphy, Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University Chicago 
Location: Damen MPR North