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Fwd: Feb. 6: Film & Talk on Environmental Racism: Trash Incinerators in Chester, PA

From: Melissa M
Sent on: Friday, February 1, 2013 3:55 PM

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Mary Adelle Himmer

From: Envision Peace Museum <[address removed]>
Subject: Envision's Next Film & Discussion: "Laid To Waste" (Enviro. Racism in Chester, PA)
Date: February 1,[masked]:14:24 PM EST


Where: Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Google Map.

6:30-9 pm on February 6, 2013

To explore issues of Environmental Justice!

Who: All are welcome, $5 suggested donation.

Envision Peace Museum's Movie Wednesdays!

Envision is excited to announce the 2013 start of our winter film series! This season, the series will focus on ecological justice (one of Envision's four pillars of peace). In conjunction with February’s celebration of African American history month, we have decided to show the film "Laid To Waste". "Laid to Waste" is a 1996 documentary film about trash incinerators, environmental racism, and community resistance in Chester, PA. After the film we will host a panel discussion, which will be followed by talking-circles to discuss next steps related to working for environmental justice.

Envision and friends invite you to join us at the Friends Center (1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA) on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 6:30pm. Our panel discussion will feature:

  • Mike Ewall, Founder and Director of Energy Justice Network and ActionPA
  • Diane Sicotte, Associate Professor of Sociology at Drexel University
  • Dr. Giovanna Di Chiro, Director of Environmental Programs at Nuestras Raíces, Inc. in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and Research Associate at the Five Colleges Research Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Currently Dr. Giovanna is the Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change at Swarthmore College, PA.
  • Desire Grover, a Chester, PA resident, community organizer at Action United who recently started working for the Chester Spirit Newspaper.

For more details and to RSVP, visit our event page.

Hope to see you there!

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