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Closing the Cloud Factories

16 June, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lessons from the fight to shut down Chicago’s Coal Plants
Book reading and discussion with author / journalist Kari Lydersen

The closing of Chicago’s coal plants is a fascinating story on many levels, a story that continues two years after the historic shutdown.

Join EJC and other organizations who participated in the campaign to close Chicago’s coal plants on Monday June 16 (7:00 pm) when author / journalist Kari Lydersen reads from her latest book, which documents the stories of neighborhood activist and their years-long struggle against two of the city’s biggest polluters. Closing the Cloud Factories: Lessons from the fight to shut down Chicago’s Coal Plants. Light refreshments will be served.

 

About Closing the Cloud Factories
At the turn of the millennium, the Fisk and Crawford power plants in Chicago had declined from workhorses of the Industrial Revolution to arcane relics—more notorious for polluting the nearby Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods than for providing electricity.

Author, journalist, and Pilsen resident Kari Lydersen tells the story of how a fragmented coalition of neighborhood activists, national environmental groups, and city leaders came together to close the coal plants down for good. Richly detailed and expertly reported, The Cloud Factories chronicles a groundbreaking victory in the environmental and social justice movements, and how neighborhood activists helped spearhead a cause that resonated worldwide.

The book is published by Midwest Energy News and the REAMP Coalition, as an ebook and print edition. To get a FREE advance copy of The Cloud Factories, go to: www.midwestenergynews.com/ebook

Venue

Citlalin Gallery & Theater
2500 S. Blue Island
Chicago, United States
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