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Root & Branch Revue 2015 Features Activist Lois Gibbs

Nov 01, 2015 10:43AM

Lois Gibbs

Lois Gibbs, whose campaign to rescue her toxin-laden New York neighborhood jump-started the U.S. environmental movement, will join experienced local activists for workshops from November 5 through 7, training Texans how to better lead action for health, safety and natural resource protection in their communities. The Root & Branch Revue 2015, the “SWSX of activists,” is hosted by Downwinders at Risk, a grassroots group that has worked for clean air in North Texas for 20 years.

A full day of workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 7, at First Unitarian Church of Dallas, preceded by several panel discussions and events around town.

In 1980, Gibbs formed the Citizens’ Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste, later renamed the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ), where she currently serves as executive director. CHEJ is a grassroots environmental crisis center that provides information, resources, technical assistance and training to community groups around the nation.

Most events are free; preregistration for the workshops is $35 or $50 the day of the event. Location: 4015 Normandy. To register, visit Tinyurl.com/DownsidersDallas2015.

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