Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Experiences from the Frontlines

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Experiences from the Frontline of Environmental Justice 

Moderator: Dr. Tania Schusler, IES STEP Coordinator and Ashley Williams, Environmental Policy Major, Loyola University Chicago 
Location: Damen MPR South

How do activists in the communities most affected by fossil fuel pollution organize for environmental justice? This panel highlights the stories and experiences of Chicago-based environmental justice organizers and policy advocates. Our panelists will share their successes, challenges, and visions for a more just and sustainable future.

Panelists included:


View Bautista's entire presentation here:  Olga Bautista Presentation (Frontlines Panel)

  • Olga Bautista, Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke

View Munson's entire presentation, here

Ashley Munson, Illinois Environmental Council

Kim Wasserman, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization