35th Anniversary of the Love Canal Crisis
Awakening The Nation To Toxic Threats
Premiere Viewing of Love Canal Segment of film
"A Fierce Green Fire"
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
6:00 - 8:30 PM
You’re Invited to a Special Celebration
Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Love Canal Crisis
Honoring Lois Gibbs and the Center for Health, Environment and Justice’s (CHEJ)
Mission of Protecting Children and Communities from Environmental Health Hazards
Exclusive Preview of the Love Canal Segment in
A Fierce Green Fire, The Battle For a Living Planet
An exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism
by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell
The Carriage House
1781 Church Street, NW Washington, D.C.
Hors d’oeuvres & Wine Reception
Please join us to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the victory at Love Canal in Niagara Falls, NY and to celebrate Lois Gibbs, the woman who helped launch the environmental health and justice movement and awaken the world to the dangers of chemicals in our environment.
The words “Love Canal” are synonymous with the dangers from environmental chemicals, public health impacts and environmental devastation. Many people may not know the history of Love Canal but the significance of these words is powerful and the legacy of this crisis everlasting.
After Love Canal, Gibbs founded the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ). Through training, coalition-building and one-on-one technical and organizing assistance, CHEJ works to level the playing field so that people can have a say in the environmental policies and decisions that affect their health and well-being. For more than three decades CHEJ has helped over 12,000 communities facing health threats from chemical harm.
Celebration Host Committee *
Diane Ives, Kendeda Fund
Kenneth Grossinger, CrossCurrents Foundation
Terri Shuck, NPESF
Host Committee Members
James W. Abernathy
Gary Bass, Bauman Foundation
Patricia Bauman, Bauman Foundation
Fritzi Cohen, Hotel Tabard Inn
Pablo Eisenberg, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Susan Gross, SJG Consulting, President
Gail Harmon, Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg, LLP
Anna & Jay Keller
Brian Kettenring, Leadership Center For Common Good
Cathy Lazaroff, Sport Science, Partner
Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate
Thomas Raffa, Raffa, P.C.
Marni Rosen, Jenifer Altman Foundation
Ron Simon, Simon & Associates
The Bauman Foundation
Bill Walsh, Healthy Building Network
* Affiliation listed for informational purposes only