The Constitutional Question to Save the Planet: The People's Right to a Healthy Environment

Start: Friday, October 01, 202112:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: Friday, October 01, 2021 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

It was Earth Day, 1970, and in an historic vote, the Pennsylvania state legislature unanimously adopted one of the nation's first state constitutional amendments ensuring the right to a healthy environment. The amendment was ratified 4 to 1 by Pennsylvania’s voters one year later. The champion of that amendment was a freshman legislator, Franklin Kury.

We are delighted to host a conversation with Delegate Wanika Fisher and Mr Kury to recognize the 50th anniversary of this landmark legislation on October 1 at 12pm EST. Mr. Kury is the author of "The Constitutional Question to Save the Planet: The People's Right to a Healthy Environment". He will speak to us about what it took to get the amendment passed and what the amendment has achieved over the past 50 years. Delegate Fisher and Mr. Kury will discuss the promises and impact such an amendment can have here in Maryland. Delegate Wanika Fisher represents Prince George's County District 47B and is the House sponsor for the Environmental Human Rights Amendment.

MDEHR will be hosting a Fall Storytelling Webinar Series on Friday afternoons at 12pm EST, beginning October 1st and occurring every three weeks through December 3rd. Join us for conversations with storytellers who can bring different perspectives on the need and importance of protecting our human right to a healthful environment.