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Published on October 15th, 2013 | by growwny

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You’re Invited to Commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Love Canal Crisis

BY THE GROWWNY TEAM

Believe it or not, this year marks the 35th Anniversary of the Love Canal Crisis. There is a special public event planned to commemorate the anniversary and honor Lois Gibbs, the woman who helped launch the environmental health and justice movement and awaken the world to the dangers of chemicals in our environment. Here are the details:

35th Anniversary of the Love Canal Crisis

Awakening Western New York and the Nation to Toxic Threats & Premiere Viewing of Love Canal Segment of film “A Fierce Green Fire”

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

Hors d’oeuvres, Wine & Beer Reception

Register here: http://lovecanal35thniagarafalls.eventbrite.com

Exclusive Preview of the Love Canal Segment in Fierce Green Fire, The Battle For a Living Planet

An exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism
by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell

Emcees: Erin Heaney, Clean Air Coalition of WNY and Eric Walker, Environmental Justice ACTION Group of WNY

About the Love Canal Anniversary

Please join us to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the victory at Love Canal in Niagara Falls, NY and to celebrate Lois Gibbs, the woman who helped launch the environmental health and justice movement and awaken the world to the dangers of chemicals in our environment.

The words “Love Canal” are synonymous with the dangers from environmental chemicals, public health impacts and environmental devastation. Many people may not know the history of Love Canal but the significance of these words is powerful and the legacy of this crisis everlasting.

After Love Canal, Gibbs founded the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ).  Through training, coalition-building and one-on-one technical and organizing assistance, CHEJ works to level the playing field so that people can have a say in the environmental policies and decisions that affect their health and well-being.  For more than three decades CHEJ has helped over 12,000 communities facing health threats from chemical harm.

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