Tackling the A-Z Impacts of Plastic: Protecting Democracy
Learn how anti-protest bills, preemption laws, and voter suppression not only silence the voices of local communities but also perpetuate the fossil fuel and plastics crisis.
Hear from our speakers how through advocacy, education, and organizing they are working to protect the power of the people over the interests of plastic and petrochemical corporations.
Join the A-Z Impacts of Plastic forum via Halt the Harm Network at https://bit.ly/impactsofplastic
- Rev. Marcia Dinkins: CEO of Forever Changed Ministries; Founder of Black Women Rising; Executive Director Ohio Interfaith Power and Light; Sojourners Top Ten Leading Women Taking Charge in Organizing
- Larry Schweiger: Executive Committee The Climate Reality Project; Chair of the Climate Reality Action Fund; Former President and CEO of National Wildlife Foundation, PennFuture, and Western PA Conservancy; Author
- Katherine Bakrania: Asian American Field Organizer with Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance (API PA); and former Environmental Justice Organizer with One Pennsylvania
- Kim Haddow: Founder of Local Solutions Support Center, an organization formed to to counter the misuse of preemption laws, document its consequences, strengthen local authority and independence, and promote equity.
- Colin Jerolmack– Author Up to Heaven and Down to Hell: Fracking, Freedom, and Community in an American Small Town, a story that highlights the intersections of oil/gas development and property/land rights.
Shared Links by Presenters:
Rev. Marcia Dinkins
- Website for The Black Appalachian Coalition (BLAC). The coalition aims to bring forward Black people in the region as leaders, credible messengers, and experts.
- Website for Little Sis (opposite of big brother). LittleSis is a free database of who-knows-who at the heights of business and government. https://littlesis.org/
- His book: Up to Heaven and Down to Hell: Fracking, Freedom, and Community in an American Town
- Recent articles that talk about the potential for connecting environmentalism with conservative rural residents,
- His book:The Climate Crisis and Corrupt Politics: Overcoming the Powerful Forces that Threaten our Future
- His opinion column for the Pittsburgh Current covering many of the relevant subjects discussed during the webinar.
A-Z Impacts of Plastic Team
Interactive event document used by participants during the webinar. People were invited to include questions for the panelists and information and links to important events or actions with their community or networks.