Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Warren County, NC EJ Legacy Celebration Announcement

On Saturday, September 15, 2012 the citizens of Warren County, North Carolina will commemorate and celebrate their legacy as the birthplace of the environment justice movement. Thirty years ago, the state of North Carolina dumped 40,000 cubic yards of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminated soil in the Afton Community of Warren County. It was thought that the mostly black, rural, and low wealth residents would not fight back. Well they did, and they were joined by people from all over the country as they marched on Raleigh, laid in front of dump trucks, and brought national attention to environmental injustice everywhere. Their actions started a movement that has spread around the world.

This unique PCB Landfill Protest Reunion and Environmental Justice Birthplace 30th Anniversary Celebration - Theme: "Telling Our Story - Building Our Future" will be held at the Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church, 224 Parktown Road, Warrenton, NC 27589 Saturday, September 15, 2012 starting at 8:00 am, and continue until 2:00 pm. For more information please contact Bill Kearney (252) 257-1491, email address: 

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