"Do We Have an Equal RIGHT to a Healthy Environment? Why Voting & Civil Rights are Vital to Climate Justice"


(Open to Current UChicago Students Only)


Tuesday, May 25th, 3-4pm CT


Studies show that Black and Brown voters are the most likely demographic to vote for policies and people that will protect the environment. In fact, polling after the 2020 election showed that 68% of Democrats listed climate change as a top concern, as opposed to only 11% of Republicans. Immediately after the finalization of all elections with outcomes heavily in favor of Democrats, states began an assault on voting rights across the country. How can we insure equitable climate policy when the voters most likely to vote are excluded from the process? This session will examine the history of civil rights and voting litigation and the important role it will play in determining whether our climate future is truly equal.


Special Guest: Charles Victor McTeer, Retired Civil Rights Attorney, Activist & Heather's Dad



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.