SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

San Francisco | U.S. | Environment & Forest Defense

View other events for the week of 7/12/2014

Title: Fundraiser for West Virginia Water Crisis
START DATE: Saturday July 12
TIME: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details:
518 Valencia St. (at 16th St)
Event Type: Fundraiser
Six months ago, a chemical spill upstream of Charleston, WV contaminated the drinking water for 300,000 people. The incident made national headlines for a few weeks – the worst drinking water contamination event in US history. National media coverage has moved on, but the situation in West Virginia remains far from normal. Only a third of people in Charleston now drink their tap water. And residents remain deeply concerned about the long-term health effects of the chemical that spilled and the fact that the water utility has not taken steps to improve the safety of its system.

Come learn more about the stories that are not being covered in the media and support the work of Advocates for a Safe Water System, a community organization in West Virginia fighting for clean water.

$25 suggested donation. Light refreshments will be served.

Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 9:38 AM

iCal Import this event into your personal calendar.
Listed below are the latest comments posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by website visitors.
Will a member of the West Virginian org. be present ?A native West Virginian Thursday Jul 10th, 2014 6:59 PM