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Collective Communities: Actions on Environmental Crises


Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 688 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60640

There is no time like the present; and though it can sometimes seem as if there is no time in the present, one technique to defy this ever-narrowing envelope is to work together.

Collective Communities: Actions on Environmental Crises is a presentation of artist collaboratives, collectives, and cooperatives that are concerned primarily with ecologies in crisis. Whether natural, social, or representational, the ecologies that our contributors advocate for have been directly affected by climate and land abuses as well as other negligent policies and histories. The group becomes a generative force and direct action takes many forms – from protest to propaganda – and occurs at different speeds – from craft to film.

Artists: Deep Time Chicago, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Karrabing Film Collective 

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Public Programs

This virtual series will feature Earthjustice attorneys, public interest partners, and community leaders in the Midwest in conversation about how they are working together to fight for justice for frontline communities.

The series will begin on Feb 3 at 5pm CT with a program including: Sam Sankar, Senior VP, Earthjustice; Patrice Simms, VP, Healthy Communities, Earthjustice; Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office, Earthjustice; Thom Cmar, Deputy Managing Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice

Virtual Opening
Collective Communities
Feb 3, 5pm CT

Honoring the Earth: Preserving and Protecting Water and a Way of Life
Feb 18, 5pm CT

Flooded and Forgotten: The Fight for Housing and Environmental Justice in Centreville, IL
Mar 18, 5pm CT

Conversations from the Frontlines: Transitioning to a Regenerative Economy
Mar 25, 5pm CT

Registration is open for all upcoming events here.

Additional information on artist-led programs will be announced at a later date.

Environment & ClimateSocial Movements

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