Earth Day Celebration - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy on the Southeast Side

Intersection of Houston Ave. & 91st St.

Earth Day Celebration - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy on the Southeast Side

image credit: Oliver Sann and Beate Geissler, Methadone, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day at the grand opening of Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy on the Southeast side. This exhibit explores the environmental impacts of petroleum and features interactive materials and portraits of local activists who are on the frontlines in the struggle for environmental justice on the Southeast side.

Free food and all-ages silkscreening workshop. Children warmly welcomed.

Partners: Museum of Contemporary Photography; National Resource Defense Council; Southeast Environmental Taskforce, Sotheastside Coalition to Ban Petcoke.
Supported by Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza, 10th Ward

Exhibition artists: Marissa Lee Benedict and David Rue...ter, Rozalinda Borcilӑ, Terry Evans, Geissler/Sann, Brian Holmes, Claire Pentecost, Steve Rowell, Victoria Sambunaris

Venues:
SkyART - 3026 E. 91st Street
South Chicago YMCA - 3039 East 91st Street
Chicago Public Library, South Chicago Branch - 9055 S. Houston Ave.

Exhibit events at the Chicago Public Library:
Global Warming: Warning and Responses - Wednesday, April 26 6-7:30 pm
Coal in Illinois: Issues and Actions - Monday May 22, 6-7 PM
Community bookmaking with the Indigenous Ecologies Coloring Book and the Chicago People's Library - Saturday May 27, 1-3 PM

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