Join us June 8th in Minden, WV
This March will be taking place on the 30th anniversary of a march that happened in June 1989. The participants are marching again for the same basic needs. We are reenacting the march by using the same route, recruiting the same allies, and bringing awareness to the same issue. The March for Minden is to increase awareness about the problems that face the toxic town of Minden. Participants will be remembering those who have needlessly lost their lives because of toxic PCB exposure, showing support for those who are currently suffering from PCB related illness, and paying respect to the activism done in the 1980’s&1990’s when the Concerned Citizens to Save Fayette County first tried to get something done about the toxic dumping.
The March will begin at 3:00PM at 1574 Minden Rd. which is the old company store. We will march in the road out of Minden, on to Main St. Oak Hill, down Central Avenue, and to the Oak Hill City Park where we will have an assembly with speakers from Minden as well as special guests. We will continue to the Collins Park on Burgess Street in Oak Hill where toxic Minden dirt was dumped as a part of Oak Hill’s recent sewer upgrade construction. We will Bring attention to the toxic dirt and have Music provided by Lady-D. At Dusk, we will have a candlelight vigil to remember all of our people who have fallen because of the decade’s long PCB contamination.
For more information:
Susie Worley-Jenkins: 304-640-3653
Annetta Coffman: 304-228-1145
March Logistics: Brandon Richardson: 304-640-3653
By Leila Waid. It’s hard to believe that it has already been one year since the Norfolk Southern train derailed in the small and quiet