Aug 5, 2018: Protecting the Most Vulnerable — Environmental Health and Justice for the Agricultural Community
Please join us on August 5 for our presentation and focus group on Protecting Those Most Vulnerable: Environmental Justice for the Agricultural Community.
This session will center information for regional farmers and agricultural workers concerning the impacts of the LANL chromium plume, with a focus on Pueblo and Acequia farmers. A discussion of myco and bio-remediation will be included.
Please bring samples of your beloved seeds, plants to express your concerns for their safety and protection, and a plant food to share for lunch if you feel moved to do so.
This event is part of a series of events, “Restoring and Healing our Sacred Sites – Protecting the Most Vulnerable,”
For more info: 505-747-3259, ask for Elder Kathy
Date/Time: Sunday, August 5, 1 – 4:00 pm
Location: Barrios Unidos, 7 John Hyson Drive, Chimayo NM
Please note: We have limited spaces for this event, and are prioritizing farmers and agricultural workers for this presentation. If you are not in this group, please consider attending one of the other events scheduled in the next few months on this issue.
Your response will greatly assist us in planning for event logistics and food — thank you!
This event is part of Restoring and Healing our Sacred Sites – Protecting the Most Vulnerable, a series of conversations intended to increase public awareness, education, and empowerment around the issue of the hexavalent chromium plume that has been found in our watershed. All events in this series are designed to prepare our community for public hearings that are scheduled for November 7 and 8, 2018.
Click here to learn more about other events and background on this issue.
This community educational series is sponsored by Communities for Clean Water (CCW), a coalition of organizations whose mission is to ensure that community waters impacted by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are kept safe for drinking, agriculture, sacred ceremonies, and a sustainable future. Our growing coalition includes Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS), Amigos Bravos, Honor Our Pueblo Existence (HOPE), the New Mexico Acequia Association, Partnership for Earth Spirituality, and Tewa Women United.