La Chispa

La Chispa de Salem/The Salem Spark

La Chispa Artworks

La Chispa de Salem, or the Salem Spark, seeks to spark and support environmental justice conversations and collaborations at Willamette University and in the surrounding Willamette Valley. This largely student-led, multidisciplinary coalition is committed to uncovering and uprooting environmental racism, addressing the inequities of environmental privilege, and advocating for environmental, climate, and energy justice. La Chispa enacts communication praxis by developing workshops with Willamette Academy students, coordinating the Students Organizing for Access to Resources (SOAR) Center, partnering with various on-campus groups and programs to welcome guest speakers, and hosting a weekly KMUZ community radio show.