Time: August 28, 2010 from 12pm to 6pm
Location: Little Village - Lakefront
Street: 31st Street
Website or Map: http://www.howgreenischicago.…
Event Type: fun!
Organized By: Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
Latest Activity: Aug 27, 2010
BIKE to the CHICAGO CLEAN AIR AND WATER SHOW!
Reclaiming the Commons- Fund Human Needs Not War
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Schedule of Events:
• Noon-1: Clean Power Rally at the Crawford Coal-fired Power Plant in Little Village, 34th St. and Pulaski
• 1-3: *BIKE RIDE* from the Crawford Coal Plant to the Lakefront Along the Proposed 31st St Bus Route
• 3-6: Clean Air and Water Show at Burnham Park/31st Street Beach
Access to resources like water and education are human rights, but in Chicago these critical public resources are being put on the table for privatization, which always results in higher costs and enriches a few at the expense of workers, people of color, and low-income communities. The U.S. government spends half its budget on war and militarization, then claims to have no money left to provide people with basic services. We reject these priorities. Everyone deserves access to clean air and water, dignified work, health care and education. Join us as we claim these resources as part of the commons – they belong to us all, not Mayor Daley or big corporations. When our communities come together, we can build toward democratic control of the resources we depend on for survival, and realize social, environmental and economic justice.
The Clean Air and Water Show at 31st Street Beach will showcase community-based solutions for more just and sustainable ways of living. Activities will include theatre, games, speakers, music and food. Free and open to the public!
For more info, check out www.howgreenischicago.org or call 773.762.6991.
Co-sponsors include: LVEJO (Little Village Environmental Justice Organization) – Southeast Environmental Task Force – STOP (Southside Together Organizing for Power) – Jobs with Justice – Universidad Popular – Teachers for Social Justice – ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union) Local 241 – PERRO (Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization) – EcoJustice Collaborative – Voices for Creative Nonviolence – Rainforest Action Network Chicago – Nuclear Energy Information Service – Q4 Gallery – CAPOW! (Citizens Act to Protect Our Water) – Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice – Radios Populares – Blacks in Green – 8th Day Center for Justice