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Poison Fire: From Richmond to Nigeria, Big Oil's impact on Local and Global Health

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Date:
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Time:
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
Laura
Location Details:
1924 Cedar Street @ Bonita Street in Berkeley, CA
BFUU Fellowship Hall
Wheelchair Acessible

"Poison Fire: From Richmond To Nigeria, Big Oil's Impact on Local and Global Health"
a JINN Fourth Anniversary event

* Short in film screening (made by Nigerians about the flaring of gas in Nigerian villages during oil extraction)

* Talk by 2010 Right Livelihood Award Winner, prominent Nigerian activist, director of Environmental Rights Action, Nnimmo Bassey.

* and a leader of the women's rights movement across the Niger Delta, Emem Okon, founder of Kebetkache Women Resource and Development Centre

Nnimmo and Emem will address Chevron's recent gas rig explosion in Nigeria and the local toxic health impacts, as well as the global health climate change impacts of the routine flaring of gas in Nigeria.

* Book signing by Nnimmo of his recent work on climate change "To Cook a Continent."

* Roger Kim of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network will speak about the Chevron Richmond fire and the local and global health implications of the refinery operations and APEN'S climate organizing.

We'll talk about solutions to protect our environment, health and climate.

come and tell your friends about the event.

Sliding scale $10-100 to attend


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Justice In Nigeria Now (JINN) is a Bay Area based solidarity organization working with oil producing communities in the Niger Delta for peace, environmental protection, human rights and community livelihood.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 1:04PM
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