The Conversation: Who Owns the Environment?

Each month, we gather a group of writers, artists, and politicians together to talk about an issue of political, social, or cultural importance. These are not readings, but passionate conversations that will include the audience.

For our May edition of our monthly series, THE CONVERSATION, we'll be discussing the intersection of the environment, labor, and class. This conversation will feature novelist Jennifer Haigh, This conversation will feature novelist Jennifer Haigh, activist Antonio Lopez from the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, and local author and musician Eiren Caffall, whose writing and research often focuses on climate change. This Conversation will be moderated by Zoe Zolbrod.

Each Conversation ends with a takeaway (kind of like optional homework--an article to read, an organization to engage with, a movie to watch, a protest to attend). Even better: after the event, the conversation continues at Las Manos Gallery (1515 W. Foster), where we eat, drink, argue, and organize. These events are free and open to all, but donations for a local nonprofit will be collected at the afterparty.  

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Heat and Light: A Novel By Jennifer Haigh Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061763496
Published: Ecco - February 28th, 2017