CHEJ Living Room Leadership: Charles Utley

Start: Wednesday, August 25, 202112:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

Join us for a conversation with Charles Utley, an environmental justice activist with Blue Ridge Environmental Defense Fund!

Rev Charles Utley grew up in Hyde park, a predominantly Black community adjacent to the predominantly white neighborhood of Piedmont. In the mid-1970s, after Charles had taken over his mother’s role as Community President, he found out about contamination in this industrial area of Augusta, GA by Southern Piedmont Wood Co. Both Piedmont and Hyde Park residents were employees at this site and suffered from the health effects, but while Piedmont received the help of the Superfund program for cleaning up their neighborhood, Hyde Park residents are still fighting for relocation today.

Charles has been a leading organizer in his community for decades, and now works as the Associate Director and Environmental Justice Campaign Director at Blue Ridge Environmental Defense Fund. To learn more about Charles’s story, join us for a conversation on Wednesday, August 25th at 12pm ET!

Tune in during your lunch, morning coffee break, or breakfast, and get ready to listen, learn, & ask questions!

We hope to see you there. Register today!