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Sunday, August 3 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Drilling Down on Fracking: Next Steps in Building the Movement

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The movement to ban fracking in New York has received great media coverage and won important victories. But to finally win a ban on fracking, we will need new, more creative tactics and a willingness to reach out and work with a wider, more diverse community. In this session, we will review the current status of the campaign; discuss some of our biggest challenges; and make a commitment to specific new tactics that will move us forward.


Willie Murray

Broome Community College
Willie Murray is a resident of Binghamton who loves his city and is a committed community activist. Currently balancing work with study at SUNY Broome, he still finds time to serve on the Southern Tier Citizen Action Board, on the Citizen Action anti-racism committee and to help run the organization’s Progressive Leaders of Tomorrow group. He is recognized in Binghamton as a strong opponent of fracking and for his tireless work for... Read More →

Lawrence Parham

Upstate Campaigns Manager, Citizen Action of New York
Lawrence Parham is the Upstate Campaigns Manager for Citizen Action of New York and NYS Southern Tier Organizer for the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE). These two grassroots organizations fights for racial, social, environmental and economic Justice and to ensure a high quality public education to all NYS children regardless of their zip code. Lawrence has focused the past year on developing/mentoring community leaders. These leaders in turn... Read More →

Isaac Silberman-Gorn

Community Organizer, Citizen Action of New York
Isaac has been organizing against fracking for over 4 years, first as a student, and over 2 with Citizen Action of New York. He lives in Binghamton – a unique community, both on the front lines for climate change and in the bullseye of the gas industry. When not organizing, Isaac enjoys playing music and riding his bike, though not at the same time

Sunday August 3, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Fort Orange 7

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