Sandra Steingraber @UNC-CH
Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels
Tuesday April 4, 2017
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: Triangle Branch 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 * Haw River Assembly
Consider making a donation to help us bring Sandra to the Triangle! We received a small grant to help cover the costs of the event, but we still need to raise about $5,500. The individuals and nonprofit organizations on the planning committee are reaching out to our networks to raise what’s left. Would you be willing to pitch in a contribution of $50, $100 or more to help bring Sandra to the Triangle?
Our crowdfunding page is located here: gofundme.com/BringSandraToNC. All contributions are 100% tax-deductible!
***There will be sign language interpreters at the program!
THANKS SO MUCH to the co-sponsoring organizations!!! Clean Air Carolina, Toxic Free NC, Frack Free NC, New Hope Audubon Society, NCWARN, NC Climate Justice, Chatham Research Group, Clean Water for NC, Capital Group Sierra Club, Climate Times, Justice Action Mobilization Network, Covenant Community Church, and Eco at Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist.