Apr 072013
 

CONNECTING THE TOXIC TRAILS:

Environmental Injustices from Oakland to the Philippines
 


JULY 28, 2002

 




Toxic trails from commercial industries and the U.S. military continue to attack communities of color.  Learn how individuals, communities and grassroots organizations are fighting against these injustices in a struggle for clean water, air, and land.

 

Featuring speakers from Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solutions (FACES), Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and Communities for a Better Environment (CBE).  Part of the reception for Crizel’s World: Butterflies and Benzene, on exhibit at the Asian Resource Gallery through mid-September.

 

Crizel’s World Reception 5-8 pm

Discussion 6:30-7:30 pm

 

Brought to you by FACES

for more info: aimee@facessolutions.org

www.facessolutions.org

 

* FREE   ***   Filipino food and refreshments *

 

At the Asian Resource Gallery

310 Eighth Street @Harrison

Oakland Chinatown

 

CRIZEL’S WORLD: BENZENE AND BUTTERFLIES

Looks at environmental damage left by the U.S. military at former bases in the Philippines through the eyes of a six-year-old girl named Crizel Jane Valencia. Crizel, who lived near Clark Air Base, Pampanga, contracted an unusually rare form of leukemia linked with toxic chemicals found there.

Showcased by the exhibit are many of the drawings Crizel made during her period of illness, products of a courageous imagination that depicts a safe and healthy world for herself and her family.  Striking photographs by award winning photographer Kim Komenich depict other members of Crizel’s community who face illnesses.

 

The date posted here is due to our website rebuild, it does not reflect the original date this article was posted. This article was originally posted in Yonip in 2012

 

 

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