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2018 Fromkin Memorial Lecture
October 4, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
When Visions of Justice Collide: The Kinnickinnic River Box Tunnel Controversy, 1929-1932
Presented by Ryan Holifield, associate professor in the UWM Department of Geography.
At the end of the 1920s, a proposal to enclose a stretch of the Kinnickinnic River within a box tunnel generated intense controversy. This lecture tells the story of the conflict, showing how each side justified their visions for the river’s future through appeals to justice and fairness.
The lecture will also demonstrate how this local incident speaks to the interdisciplinary field of urban political ecology by examining the social and environmental justice issues pertaining to urban greenspace.
This is the 49th Annual Morris Fromkin Lecture, the longest running lecture series on campus.
Free and open to the public. For more information or special needs, call 414-229-6202.