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Climate Justice in San Francisco: Racism, Radioactive & Toxic Waste, and Rising Oceans
Date Thursday October 01
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorClimate Reality Project & Commonwealth Club
Location Details
Online (FREE)
Climate Justice in San Francisco: Racism, Radioactive & Toxic Waste, and Rising Oceans

Hosts: Climate Reality Project Bay Area & Commonwealth Club

Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 @ noon PT

Info & RSVP: https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2020-10-01/climate-justice-radioactive-and-toxic-waste-racism-and-rising-oceans

Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/thecommonwealthclub/

Website of Climate Reality Project Bay Area: https://www.climaterealitybayarea.org/

At the recent Global Training in July 2020, former Vice President Al Gore and
the Climate Reality Project continued their call to prioritize and center the
environmental justice work of communities of color and indigenous communities.

In this spirit, we invite you to learn about and engage with Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice's "We Can't Breathe" campaign in San Francisco's Bayview and
Hunters Point (BVHP) neighborhoods, a low-income community of color (33.7 percent
African American, 30.7 percent Asian, and 24.9 percent Latinx per the 2010 Census)
where residents suffer from high rates of asthma and cancer and where radioactive waste
and toxic contamination at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site and multiple other contaminated sites are located.

As one of the lowest-lying points in San Francisco, BVHP will also be first impacted by rising oceans, which have already risen by almost 8 inches as of 2016 and which threaten to create flooding of hazardous and radioactive waste of neighborhoods, transportation infrastructure, and the entire San Francisco Bay, while several hundred new luxury homes have been built next to and possibly on top of radioactive contamination, and 10,000 more homes are planned at the contaminated Shipyard Superfund Site where critics complain that radioactive and
toxic cleanup has been marred by fraud and lax standards.

Speakers will also discuss the August 25 Car Caravan Protest to San Francisco City Hall for the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice "We Can't Breathe" Campaign.

MODERATOR

Alma Soongi Beck
Climate Justice Co-Chair, Climate Reality Project Bay Area

SPEAKERS

Dalila Adofo
Community Organizer, Policy Advocate, and Coordinator, Bayview Hunters Point Community Air Monitoring Project with Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Bradley Angel
Executive Director, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Sabrina Hall
Community Activist; Volunteer; Member, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee; Member, Student Site Council and African American Parent Advisory Council, Paul Revere Elementary School; Member, California Environmental Justice Coalition;
Vice Chair, Southeast Community Council; Community Organizer, Green Action for Health and Environmental Justice

Ahimsa Sumchai
M.D., P.D., Emergency Medicine Physician; President and Medical Director, Golden State MD Health & Wellness; Principal Investigator, Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program; Member, UCSF Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors
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