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Saturday, August 2 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fighting for Health and Justice in the Era of Bomb Trains

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In Albany, a neighborhood struggling against poverty now faces a direct and escalating threat from trains carrying oil to port. Local politicians and environmental groups have identified and challenged this threat, as have people living in the impacted community, and important gains have been won. But differences in identified goals and tactics also pose a challenge to the long term strength and effectiveness of this grassroots effort. In this workshop, we will discuss possible elements of a strategic plan that respects the leadership, needs and concerns of those most impacted, while also respecting those who recognize the issue as part of a larger fight against state and national policies that profit big oil while undermining the health of citizens and the planet.


Mark Emanatian

Mark Emanatian is a long time organizer with Citizen Action of New York, which is a statewide membership organization working on economic, social, environmental and racial justice issues to help make a better NY. Emanatian is also a teacher and musician active for many years in the community. Currently he is working to raise the minimum wage, pass the Women's Equality Agenda and keep NY frack free.

Vivian Kornegay

Member, 2nd Ward, Albany Common Council

Ivy Morris

Ivy Sharpe Morris was born in Albany and moved back in 2009, just in time to help on Mayor Kathy Sheehan's campaign. Ivy learned about politics from her grandfather, who worked for four governors in the Executive Chamber mailroom. He is Ivy's inspiration to be active in the community and to give back to her city and follow in her ancestors footsteps. | | Ivy has spent time working on the campaign to elect President Barack Obama. Since... Read More →

Sandy Steubing

People of Albany United for Safe Energy

Saturday August 2, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Town Hall Amphitheater

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