Goldman-Awards_02webTues., Mar.15, 4:00pm. Kim Wasserman-Nieto (Little Village Environmental Justice Organization). Buttrick 206.

Kim Wasserman-Neto will speak on the environmental justice movement as part of Seeking New Metaphors: Mobilizing Culture to Confront Environmental Crises, a series of films and talks that asks: How do we collectively move from recognition of environmental problems to the moral commitment to adequately address these problems?

Wasserman-Nieto is the Director of Organizing for the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization. She led community activists to shut down two of the country’s dirtiest coal plants and works to transform formerly industrial space in Chicago into parks and multi-use spaces. In 2013, Mrs. Wasserman was the recipient of the Goldman Prize for North America.

Carwil Bjork-James (c.bjork-james@vanderbilt.edu) and Sophie Bjork-James (sophie.bjork-james@vanderbilt.edu) (Anthropology).

This event is sponsored by the Eos Project and co-sponsored by Environmental and Sustainability Studies.