"The Great Unlearning"


(Open to Current UChicago Students Only)


Tuesday, April 6th, 3-4pm CT



In this session, we will explore the myths and stereotypes around environmentalism and climate in communities of color and dismantle the idea that climate change is a singular issue. We will review the history of environmental justice in America while outlining the many ways climate change has always intersected with social justice in our country. Students will be challenged to break down social issues and identify the climate connection - past, present and future. I will share from my experience as a mayor, regional administrator for EPA, and community advocate and recount my own "unlearning." Students should leave this session with the view of climate change broken down into a many pieced puzzle that we will spend the next several sessions reconstructing. In addition, students will understand the necessity of diverse perspectives for sustainable, long term climate solutions.



Pritzker Fellows seminars are off the record and open to current UChicago students only. A Zoom link will be sent to your UChicago email address 60 minutes prior to the seminar start time. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact Ashley Jorn ( Capacity is limited in order to allow for discussion. If necessary, attendance will be determined via lottery; however, all registered UChicago students will have the opportunity to observe seminars. Observers will be moved into the discussion if space allows. We encourage observers to sign up for office hours; Fellows will answer any questions you're unable to ask in seminars.