Pine Grove School Town Hall
On Sunday, December 6, HEN, Sierra Club, AMMD Pine Grove Project, and Cumberland County Landfill Alert (CCLA), hosted a community event at the Pine Grove School to speak out against the pending approval of the Green Ridge Mega-Landfill. Speakers included Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., Rev. JR Gurley, and more. The event concluded with a Turkey Giveaway for community residents.
Environmental Racism Town Hall
The Healthcare Equality Network (HEN), comprised of Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., the Frederick Douglass Foundation, the Black Women’s Health Imperative, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Dr. Julianne Malveaux, hosted a virtual town hall about the impacts of environmental racism. They spoke with representatives from the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter and other local environmental experts on how this is happening right now in Virginia with the Green Ridge Mega-Landfill, and how it can be stopped.