Come discuss environmental justice, it's history in the U.S., and how it relates to climate change. Then watch the 2017 documentary "Cheshire, Ohio" to see what happened in this Ohio River town overrun by one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the world. A story of money, power and the increasingly difficult choices we face surrounding coal and the environment, "Cheshire, Ohio" makes us think twice about home. Filmed over a decade, "Cheshire, Ohio" follows a community devastated y coal, starting with the American Electric Power's buyout and bulldozing of this Ohio River community after exposing them to years of harmful emissions, and then returning several years later to the now almost emptied town as we follow the case of 77 plaintiffs who have filed a lawsuit against American Electric Power for cancer and other diseases they developed from working unprotected at the plant's coal ash landfill site. As the cycle of pollution from coal continues, we see how one town suffers from our reliance on carbon energy.
- Presented by the members of the Green Sanctuary Committee
LOOKING AHEAD: UPCOMING SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAYS
Social Justice Sunday is held the first Sunday of every month from 1:00-3:00 p.m. These programs are designed to bring social justice topics that are important to YOU to our space for conversation. If you would like to have a topic that is important to you featured, contact Michelle Wilson.
Here's what is scheduled for upcoming months:
May 6th – Drum circle with discussion about drumming for social justice led by Lawrence Greene. Bring your drums and join in! Some extra drums and percussion instruments will be available for those who don’t bring drums.
June 3rd – Open spot – Contact Michelle Wilson if you have an idea about who can fill this space.
July 1st - Movie and Discussion. We will watch the true story of “Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman” and discuss “Is polyamory a social justice issue?” (The July topic will last longer than two hours due to watching a movie. Plan to stay until 4:00 p.m.)