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LOIS MARIE GIBBS
CHEJ was founded by Lois Gibbs in 1981 after she and her community achieved a victory in relocating over 800 families living near a 20,000 ton toxic dumpsite, known as Love Canal in Niagara Falls, NY.
singer songwriter activist
Concert after concert, Natalie Merchant has lent her voice in song to support a ban on share gas hydrofracking in New York state and beyond.
park foundation trustee
Despite threats from corporate interests, Adelaide and her Board have continued to prioritize funding efforts against the harmful practices of hydrofracking.
women champions of
FLINT, MICHIGAN and ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
These voices from the frontline are fighting for clean air, water, and the well-being of their children and community.
6:30 COCKTAIL RECEPTION
7:30 INTRODUCTION BY LOIS GIBBS, HONOREES REMARKS
8:00 STORIES FROM FLINT AND ST.LOUIS
Join us in support of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice’s historic and ongoing work with communities at risk from environmental harms. Come honor those who have raised their voices in support of landmark environmental legislation, and clean air and water initiatives.
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