We are very excited to announce that this month we will have a presentation
by Shawn Fleek from OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon. Shawn will give us
an introduction to environmental justice, and we will discuss how it
relates to the work that we do. As usual, we will be raffling off some
amazing prizes, so remember to grab some cash. All proceeds from this
month's raffle will go to support the great work that OPAL does.
For some background information, here is a description of
Environmental Justice from the National Resources Defense Council.
"Championed primarily by African-Americans, Latinos, Asians and Pacific
Islanders and Native Americans, the environmental justice movement
addresses a statistical fact: people who live, work and play in America's
most polluted environments are commonly people of color and the poor."
here's some links for more information
NRDC - Environmental Justice Movement