Southeast Ohio Environmental Justice Forum

Environmental Justice: Policy Gaps at the Local, State and National Levels
Making Ohio’s Polluted Communities Clean and Safe
Saturday, June 30, 2007, 1-4 pm

Athens Community Center (http://www.ci.athens.oh.us/aprd/communitycenter/communitycenter.html)
701 E. State St, Athens, OH 45701
Refreshments Included; RSVP by Friday, June 22

Download flyer (PDF)

Panelists include:
Lois Gibbs, community activist from Love Canal and director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (http://www.chej.org/), Washington, DC – “How the US EPA Has Failed Southeast Ohio and other Communities throughout Ohio”
Teresa Mills, Buckeye Environmental Network (http://www.buckeyeenvironmentalnetwork.org/), Columbus, Ohio
Anne Robinson, State Health Committee chair, Ohio Conference National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (http://www.naacp.org/), Chillicothe, Ohio
Lorry Swain, Southern Ohio Neighbors Group (SONG) (http://www.ohioneighbors.org/), Portsmouth, Ohio
Caroline Beidler, Neighbors for Clean Air (https://athenswomen.wordpress.com/2007/02/28/caroline-beidler-of-neighbors-for-clean-air), Marietta, Ohio
Elisa Young, Meigs Community Action Network (Meigs CAN) (http://www.meigscan.org/), Racine, Ohio
Callie Lyons, author of Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof, and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8 (http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/C9452.aspx), Marietta, Ohio

The panel will be followed by small-group discussions, when YOU get to define:
What an Ohio environmental justice policy would include, to address what keeps at-risk communities so polluted.

These forums are the beginning of a conversation that will continue through statewide field hearings and hopefully culminate in the drafting and passage of Ohio environmental justice policy.

Sponsored by Center for Health Environment and Justice, Ohio Environmental Council, Ohio Conference National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Buckeye Environmental Network, Earth Day Coalition, Ohioans for Health Environment and Justice, Appalachian Peace and Justice Network, and the Appalachian Ohio Sierra Club

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE, PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007 TO: Catherine Cutcher, Appalachian Peace and Justice Network, 740-592-2608, apjnnn -at- gmail.com

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