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Driven Doer: Samuel Corona

05.09.17 | Announcements
Samuel at a community rally in 2015. Photo by Terry Evans.

Samuel at a community rally in 2015. Photo by Terry Evans.

This month, we are thrilled to continue our Driven Doer series with another passionate person committed to making the Great Lakes region environmentally sustainable and economically resilient!

For May, Samuel Corona is our Driven Doer. Samuel is an activist for the Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF) who cares about clean air and eliminating industrial pollution in Chicago.

What do you do?

I’m a community organizer and an activist for SETF. I give a voice to disengaged communities who are seeking equality through social justice.

What drives you and inspires you to get up in the morning?

A Native American proverb I know says, “This land is not given to us by our forefathers, but borrowed to us by our children.” So my kids and stepchildren are my inspiration: Ilya, Sasha, Remy, Isaac, David, Gabriel, Vivian, and Mika.

How did you first get involved with Delta?

Samuel (on the left) at People's Climate March in 2015.

Samuel (on the left) at the Chicago People’s Climate March in 2015.

I first got involved with Delta while working as a community organizer for SETF. We are collaborating on a partnership research program called Shared Air Shared Action to help monitor the air quality on the Southeast Side and in other communities.

Delta in 4 words or less:

Partners for eco-justice.

Favorite place in the Great Lakes region:

My favorite place in the region is William Powers State Park and Wolf Lake located on the south end of the 10th Ward in the city of Chicago. Venture into the trails and you will meet its local residents: foxes, beavers, coyotes, and deer. All while still within Chicago city limits.