Women Legislators' Lobby

Webinar: Environmental Justice at the Intersection of Nuclear and Race

Environmental Justice at the Intersection of Nuclear and Race

Thursday, November 19, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

At the intersections of racial justice and environmental justice lies Shell Bluff, GA, a rural community in East Georgia. Sandwiched between nuclear weapons plant Savannah River Site and nuclear energy Plant Vogtle, Shell Bluff represents a national epidemic in the form of nuclear production. Since these plants were built decades ago, Shell Bluff has experienced increased levels of Tritium, Cesium, and other radiological contaminants along with significant increases in cancer rates, and water contamination. Learn about current strategies for challenging military spending and nuclear production nationwide, and local strategies for environmental Justice in East GA from Georgia WAND Program Manager Che Johnson-Long.

Che Johnson-Long brings a wealth of expertise and skills to her role advancing Georgia WAND's critical education and mobilization efforts across the state. For the past seven years, she has dedicated her life to organizing around community-based strategies for ending violence. As the former program coordinator of the Safe Outside the System Collective of the Audre Lorde Project based in NYC, and a current member of the Solutions Not Punishment Coalition (SNaP-Co, of which Georgia WAND is a member), Che works with communities most affected by violence to develop political education and campaign strategies that increase capacity for safety and wellness.

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