July 15, 2018: Protecting Those Most Vulnerable — Environmental Justice For Pregnant and Parenting Families in Northern New Mexico

artwork by Tamara Phillips

Please join us on July 15 for our presentation and focus group on Protecting Those Most Vulnerable: Environmental Justice For Pregnant and Parenting Families in Northern New Mexico.

Our Environmental Justice and Indigenous Women’s Health and Reproductive Justice programs are teaming up to host this discussion about the hexavalent chromium plume that is currently affecting our communities. Speakers will include TWU’s Elder Kathy Sanchez, Jessica Riggs, and Beata Tsosie-Peña.

Date/Time: July 15th, 1 – 4:30 pm

Location: Northern New Mexico College Library, First Floor Reading Room.
921 N Paseo De Onate, Española

Please note: We have limited spaces for this event, and are prioritizing healthcare providers, birthworkers, and doulas 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.

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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 BravosHonor Our Pueblo Existence (HOPE), the New Mexico Acequia AssociationPartnership for Earth Spirituality, and Tewa Women United.