Dr. Sandra Steingraber Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels

Start: April 04, 2017 7:00 PM
End: April 04, 2017 9:00 PM
Sonja Hanes Stone Center Auditorium 150 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Dr. Sandra Steingraber @UNC-CH

Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels

Tuesday April 4, 2017
7:00-9:00 pm

Sonja Hanes Stone Center Auditorium
150 South Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Free parking in Bell Tower Parking Deck, Bell Tower Dr.

How do you fit into climate change advocacy? How do toxins from fossil fuels affect our physical health, and our local economies and communities? How can people power help to “story” the facts and ethics within pursuits to address unequal toxic burdens, and promote science-based policy change?

In this public talk, Dr. Sandra Steingraber–an internationally awarded author and poet, cancer patient, persistent activist, and biological ecologist–engages our unique political moment to both welcome new advocates for environmental health, and to inspire communities fighting over the long term.

This event invites multiple perspectives into dialogue on environmental, health, racial, and economic justice. Opening for Dr. Steingraber by Rev. Rodney Sadler, NC NAACP. Immediately after join us for a panel discussion with water science expert, Dr. Ryan Emmanuel, as well as community members fighting back against these toxic impacts here in NC with representatives of Appalachian Voices, ACT Against Coal Ash, No Fracking in Stokes, Eco-Robeson, Community Drumming Circle, and communities fighting to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Planning organizers are from: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom *  Breast Cancer Action * 350 Triangle * NC NAACP * Appalachian Voices * NC Interfaith Power & Light * NC Environmental Justice Network

While we received a grant to help pay for the program, we still need to raise another $5,000. If you or someone you know would like to help bring Sandra to the Triangle, check out the gofundme page here! gofundme.com/BringSandraToNC THANKS!!

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THANKS SO MUCH to the co-sponsoring organizations!!! Clean Air Carolina, Toxic Free NC, Frack Free NC, New Hope Audubon Society, Haw River Assembly, NCWARN, NC Climate Justice, Chatham Research Group, Clean Water for NC, Covenant Community Church, and Eco at Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist.

Photo credit above by Laura Kozlowski