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The 2019 Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum Presents

September 15, 2019 4:00 pm
September 15, 2019 5:30 pm
Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum
Trinitarian Congregational Church
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54 Walden Street, Concord, MA, United States

Lois Gibbs; Environmental Justice Pioneer & Icon

Join us as we honor Lois Gibbs for her lifelong work for environmental justice. In 1978, as a young mother in Niagara Falls, she led the grassroots fight for justice at Love Canal, resulting in the evacuation of over 800 families and the creation of the first EPA Superfund site. Since then she has worked tirelessly to train and support local activists of environmental causes around the nation. She is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice in Washington, D.C.

Following the brief presentation of the Al Filipov Peace & Justice Award and reflections by Ms. Gibbs, she will be joined by two young activists from the organization Zero Hour, a national youth-led movement that provides training and resources for new young activists wanting to take concrete action around climate change. Their broader discussion will center around the changing strategic approaches related to environmental and climate justice in our increasingly complicated and imperiled world.

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