Mar 25th 2021

Conversations from the Frontlines: Transitioning to a Regenerative Economy

Thursday, March 25, 5pm CT

Climate solutions must address the legacy of pollution and promote racial and economic justice. In Michigan City, Just Transition NWI and the LaPorte County Chapter of the NAACP are fighting dirty, uneconomic coal plants and advancing a vision of a more sustainable economy that promotes the health of the community. This roundtable discussion will feature two leaders in the ongoing efforts including their advocacy, supported by Earthjustice, for the closure and cleanup of five coal ash ponds at the Michigan City Generating Station.

Speakers: Ashley Williams, Co-Founder Just Transition NWI; La’Tonya Troutman, Environmental Climate Justice Chair-NAACP 3061; Co-Founder – Just Transition NWI; CEO- PRfect PR; Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Earthjustice

Presented in collaboration with Earthjustice, a nonprofit public interest environmental law organization, Collective Communities: Actions on Environmental Crises at Weinberg/Newton Gallery will run Feb. 3 through March 27, 2021.

Through artwork and programming, Collective Communities presents the work of artist collaboratives, collectives, and cooperatives that are concerned primarily with ecologies in crisis. Presented virtually at, as well through installations viewable from the gallery’s storefront windows at 688 N. Milwaukee Ave, Collective Communities will feature new work by Deep Time Chicago artist collective, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Karrabing Film Collective.

A related virtual programming series will introduce Earthjustice’s legal work centered in communities across the Midwest. The series will feature Earthjustice attorneys, public interest partners and community leaders in conversation about how tey are working together to fight for the health and safety of frontline communities.

The programming series will be free and accessible to the public with registration, available at 

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