Join CHEJ and People’s Action Insitute on September 6th to celebrate 40 years of progress since the crisis at Love Canal, in Niagara Falls, NY at the Champions for Change and our ongoing work with communities at risk from environmental harms. We will honor the on-the-ground work and achievements of Dr. Beverly Paigen, a community scientist, Jackie Young, activist from Houston, Texas and the extraordinary work of PUSH BUFFALO as our 2018 Champion’s for Change.
Our special guest Patricia Arquette, an Oscar winning actress who is making her directing debut on a new movie based on the events at Love Canal.
Center for Health, Environment & Justice & People’s Action Institute’s will honor the work and achievements of: Dr. Beverly Paigen, scientist documented health impacts at Love Canal Jackie Young, Texas Health Environment Alliance who fought and won a cleanup of a Superfund site in Houston, TX People United for Sustainable Housing, Buffalo, NY working on affordable housing, equitable jobs and ecological sustainability for the West Side of Buffalo.
About CHEJ: For over 38 years, under the leadership of Lois Gibbs, CHEJ through training, coalition building, and one-on-one technical and organizing assistance has been mentoring a movement and empowering people to prevent harm to human health caused by exposure to hazardous environmental conditions. Last year, CHEJ became a project of People’s Action Institute’s, People & Planet First project, to expand our reach and increase our power to create change. People’s Action Institute is a tax-exempt 501 C3 organization; all contributions are tax deductible.