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Blog Archive : December 1996

Jose Aspera posted a blog on Dec 31, 1996

CLC Publishes “Environmental Injustice: Community Perspectives on Silver Shovel”

After a year-long investigation, the Chicago Lawyers' Committee releases a report entitled Environmental Injustice: Community Perspectives on Silver Shovel, which detailed the efforts of residents of the Lawndale community to shut down two of the largest Silver Shovel dumps, only to be frustrated by the inaction, delay and weaknesses of the public agencies charged with protecting health and the environment. The report proposes a series of reforms to protect Lawndale and other minority communities from the destructive effects of waste dumps.

Jose Aspera posted a blog on Dec 31, 1996

CLC Opposes Dissolution of Affirmative Action

Working as part of the steering committee of the state-wide Coalition for Equal Opportunity, the Committee successfully organizes opposition to proposed legislation to abolish affirmative action in Illinois.

Jose Aspera posted a blog on Dec 31, 1996

CLC Welcomes Elesha Jackson, Office Manager

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