IIT Chicago-Kent to co-sponsor a Chicago mayoral forum on December 6

Candidates will discuss environmental issues that the city and new administration will face

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has joined with the Foresight Design Initiative to present "Who Will Earn Your Green Vote?," a Chicago mayoral candidates forum to address environmental issues in the city. The program will be held December 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the law school's Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium, 565 West Adams Street (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in Chicago.

Mayoral candidates Gery Chico, Miguel Del Valle, Rahm Emanuel, James Meeks and Carol Moseley-Braun have been invited to participate. Other candidates for mayor in the February 22, 2011, election will be invited to participate as their campaigns are announced. Participants will present their environmental platforms and address whether their administrations will continue outgoing Mayor Daley's "Green Chicago" initiative.

The candidates' forum is open to the public, but pre-registration is required. A catered reception will follow the forum. Tickets cost between $5 and $22.

To register, please visit the event website: dec6greendrinks.eventbrite.com.

Foresight Design Initiatives is a Chicago-based company which has supported and connected the city's sustainability movement since 2003. That year, Foresight Design Initiatives established a "Green Drinks" program, which is the city's "oldest and best-known sustainability gathering." Foresight Green Drinks is part of the international "Green Drinks" movement with activities that attract a wide range of people from academia, business, government and NGOs in nearly 800 cities worldwide.

Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, a private, Ph.D.-granting institution with programs in engineering, psychology, architecture, business, design and law. In the mid-1980s, Chicago-Kent established one of the first specialty programs in energy and environmental law, and has long been recognized as a leader in the field. The Chicago Environmental Law Clinic, launched in 1999, is a collaboration between the Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc., and Chicago-Kent that provides access to justice to clients who would otherwise be unrepresented in urban environmental matters that directly affect the health, safety and welfare of their families and communities.