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Friday, November 8, 2013

BREDL No Toxic Trespass-No Fracking Way! Tour Featuring Lois Gibbs, Executive Director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice


While I am working on what may be three new blog posts I wanted to make you aware of an exciting upcoming event. BREDL is bringing Lois Gibbs to North Carolina November 18-21, 2013! Lois is known as the mother of grassroots activism and is well-known for her part in the struggle to clean up her community at Love Canal. Recent Newsweek article here:  Love Hurts

NO Toxic Trespass! NO Fracking Way! Tour
Sponsored by Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Cumnock Preservation Association, No Fracking in Stokes and Pee Dee WALL

Featuring Lois Gibbs, Founder and Executive Director of the
Center for Health, Environment and Justice
November 18-21, 2013
o   November 18: Winston-Salem- Tour kick-off Press conference at 11:00 am, City Hall, 101 N Main St, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101.
Germanton, Stokes County- Community meeting at 7:00 pm, Germanton United Methodist Church, 3615 NC 8 & 65 Hwy, Germanton NC, 27019.
o   November 19:  Sanford, Lee County- Press conference at 11:00 am, Lee County Courthouse (Tentative), 1408 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC, 27330.
Candlelight vigil and community meeting at 7:00 pm, Cumnock Union United Methodist Church, 851 Cumnock Rd, Sanford, NC ,27330.
o   November 20:  Raleigh- NC State University (Tentative)
Pittsboro, Chatham County- Public Forum at Central Carolina Community College
Multi-Purpose Room 7:00-9:00 pm, 764 West St, Pittsboro, NC, 27312.

 November 21: Wadesboro, Anson County- Press conference at 1:00 pm,  followed by meet and greet at  Hampton B. Allen Library, 120 South Greene Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170.

Luncheon (Location TBA)
For Tour Information Contact:
Lou Zeller: (336) 982-2691
Beverly Kerr: (336) 376-9060
Kate Dunnagan: (919) 417-4939
Therese Vick: (919) 345-3673

Lois Marie Gibbs,
CHEJ Executive Director
In 1978, Lois founded the Love Canal Homeowners’ Association, and CHEJ in 1981. Her vision has guided our efforts to provide critical organizing and technical assistance to communities engaged in their own environmental struggles. Lois sits on numerous Boards and Advisory Committees. She is the recipient of an honorary Doctorate from SUNY at Cortland, Haverford College in May 2006, Green Mountain College 2009 and Medaille College in 2010. Received the 1990 Goldman Environmental Prize, the 1998 Heinz Award, and the 1999 John Gardner Leadership Award from Independent Sector.

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