National Speaking Tour Arrives in NC with Big Warnings for Residents
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte
234 N. Sharon Amity Rd., Charlotte
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On Thursday, March 27, consumer, environmental and public health advocates from North Carolina will join together in Charlotte to support the Cautionary Tales From Fracked Communities Tour. The speaking tour features an envoy of people from across the country whose lives have been directly impacted by fracking, and it includes activists and community members from Pennsylvania, New York and Iowa who will share their firsthand accounts of lives disrupted by the fracking industry. The tour is designed to instigate discussions about how North Carolinians can protect their communities from fracking.
The Cautionary Tales from Fracked Communities roadshow is a national speaking tour started by the Stop the Frack Attack Network and its member groups. The tour aims to bring the stories of fracking impacted community members and grassroots leaders from around the county to states who are deep in the battle of fracking. Although the educational aspect of the panels are important, the tour also offers training to help empower local activist to fight back against the rapid expansion of shale gas development. The roadshow has visited Maryland and California and is making stops in a series of states threatened by fracking, including North Carolina and Florida.
What: Stop the Frack Attack: Cautionary Tales from Fracked Communities
When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, 234 N. Sharon Amity Rd., Charlotte
Who: Speakers will include:
- Jill Wiener: Small business owner turned activist from New York who has been leading the charge to keep fracking out of New York.
- Robert Nehman: A father from Iowa whose life was turned upside down after frac sand mining came to his town.
- NC environmental leaders