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Viviana Galvan
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Hello, my name is Viviana Galvan and I am 17 years old.I live in Little Village which is located on the South West side of Chicago.I am a student at Farragut Career Academy. I am a youth organizer at LVEJO ( Little Village Environmental Justice Organization).I along with other youth activist write for a monthly newsletter called El Cilantro

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I Blame My School For Not Teaching Me About The Effects Of Burning Coal

I am a youth organizer at the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization.

As a community member I am faced with plenty of community issues, which is why I got

involved with the LVEJO organization. One of the problems we deal with is trying to get

the Crawford Coal Power Plant to shutdown. It has been polluting our air since the 1950s

And we’ve had enough of it! We do community outreach to inform our neighbors how burning

coal is affecting our health.… Continue

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 1:00pm

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At 10:19am on July 14, 2009, Brenda Elizabeth Becerra said…
Vivi!!!! i like your page :) hehe





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