Flint Rising: A Call to Protect Our Water and Our Human Rights
featuring Gina Luster, Co-founder of Flint Rising
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 6:00pm
University of Delaware, Memorial Hall, Room 127
Residents of Flint, Michigan, are living with poisoned water in a crisis that has riveted the nation and exposed the deadly consequences of political failure, environmental racism, and indifference to the suffering of low-income communities.
Come hear Gina Luster, a grassroots organizer and co-founder of Flint Rising, a coalition of residents, community groups, labor, and progressive allies that formed in response to Flint’s emergency declaration.
Gina has been featured on PBS NOVA, Netflix, and Norman Lear’s American Divided, speaking out about the problems with Flint’s water and with Michigan’s Emergency Management of local governments.
The Flint Rising Coalition, through resident-to-resident contact and extensive community conversations, addresses the critical health, infrastructure and economic impacts of Flint’s water disaster.
This speaker works to ensure that directly impacted people are building the organizing infrastructure and leadership necessary for this long-haul fight for justice.
Hosted by the Department of Africana Studies Sponsors:
- Black Student Union
- Center for Black Culture
- Delaware Environmental Institute
- Vice Provost for Diversity
- Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice