Confronting Environmental Racism

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 4:00pm to Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 4:00pm

Franciscan Action Network, the Franciscan Federation and the Franciscan Friars (OFM) US-6 JPIC Working Group are pleased to present a 4-part webinar series on Confronting Environmental Racism.

The centerpiece of our series will be three short documentaries, “Big Oil’s Last Lifeline,” produced by Hip Hop Caucus. At three of our four gatherings, we will view one 20-minute long documentary and hear from a speaker in one of the “sacrifice zones” in the U.S.–Houston, Louisiana, and West Virginia–while at the fourth we will discuss advocacy options with experienced activists.

Together, we will learn how the petrochemical industry violates laws and regulations with impunity, leading to the unconscionable – dumping cancer-causing pollution into the air, water, and soil – and what can be done to address this situation.

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NOTE: There are four sessions. Each session will be one-hour beginning at 4 pm Eastern / 1 pm Pacific. Attend one or more if you wish. The fourth session will be a discussion with climate activists.