Friday, October 9, 2015

FORUM: Love Canal and Beyond - Environmental Justice in Niagara Falls

WHAT: Panel discussion for the community and campus at Niagara University

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 6:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE: Gallagher Center (lower level), Niagara University [Campus Map] [Road Map]

WHY: The purpose of this forum is to consider the legacies of environmental injustice in Niagara Falls and to determine strategies for empowering the community. 

Panelists will reflect on how Niagara Falls residents were able to organize to respond to the toxic threats of the Love Canal community in the 1970s and 1980s, how hazardous conditions continue to threaten our local citizens, and how the lessons and strategies of Love Canal can be applied to today’s environmental dangers.  

  • Stephen Lester, Center for Health and Environmental Justice
  • Luella Kenny, Former Love Canal Resident
  • Rebecca Newberry, Executive Director of the Clean Air Coalition
  • Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara Falls (Invited)
The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend—please share with others who might be interested!

The event is sponsored by the Niagara University Political Science Department and the Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement at Niagara.

For additional information, please contact Dave Reilly at or by phone at (716) 286-8088.

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