Free Webinar on Anti-Oppressive Disaster Preparation & Response

If a Disaster Were to Strike, Are We As a Community Prepared?
                 Free Anti-Oppressive Disaster Response Webinar
                               Register for Sept. 8th or Sept. 15th

Join the Environmental Justice Practitioners’ Network for an online presentation and conversation with Paul Dalzell whom some of you know from his work in West Virginia.  The webinar is entitled “Anti-Oppressive Disaster Preparation and Response”  and is scheduled for two times: September 8th (live) or September 15th, 7:00 PM EST.

Paul Dalzell was "flushed into activism" on Jan. 9, 2014 when 7,500 gal of the coal cleaning chemical crude MCHM was spilled into the Elk River about one mile upstream of the region's only water intake in Charleston, WV. Residents were advised not to drink, cook with, bathe, or wash with West Virginia American Water Company tap water; up to 300,000 of his closest friends and neighbors were affected.

Sign up and select your preferred date (Sept. 8th or 15th) with this Online Registration Form. Deadline to RSVP is Noon Central on the day-of, if space allows.

 

Since then Paul helped form and has worked with the group Advocates for a Safe Water System (ourwaterwv.org), which is working to municipalize the water system, and the Clean Water Task Force (CWFT) of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Charleston, WV which dispersed monies donated to their Clean Water Fund after the contamination, with the emphasis on direct relief, education, and advocacy.

After the recent floods which devastated 1/3 of West Virginia, the CWTF sprang back into action, assisting with flood relief efforts in the state.

Paul has also worked with various other groups focused on environmental, social, and racial justice issues in the area.

Sign up and select your preferred date (Sept. 8th or 15th) with this Online Registration Form.

The Environmental Justice Practitioners’ Network seeks to provide education, guided conversation and peer-ministry to inspire and equip UUs to create or sustain shifts in their congregations’ organizing from stagnancy or charity models towards a more deeply intersectional and anti-oppressive praxis for Environmental / Climate / Ecological Justice. This will lead to Unitarian Universalism being an even stronger force for justice and sustainability.

Sign up and select your preferred date (Sept. 8th or 15th) with this Online Registration Form.


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  • commented 2016-09-08 22:05:30 -0400
    I registered for this webinar twice, but didn’t receive any instructions about how to join it. Please advise.

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