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Working for Environmental Justice

November 15, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 5:15 pm EST


The Franciscan Federation, Franciscan Action Network, and the Order of Friars Minor Holy Name Province JPIC office are working together to raise awareness about and advocate for environmental justice, focusing on communities of color and low wealth that are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation.

We invite you to participate in a series of three webinars in September, October, and November, to listen and learn about situations of ongoing environmental injustice in three distinct regions and practice advocacy at multiple levels.

Join us on November 15, 2023 to hear about Trash Incinerator in Chester, PA. The majority low-income Black and Brown residents of Chester, Pennsylvania experience significant adverse effects on health and quality of life from the pollution released by one of the largest trash incinerator in the country (Covanta), a sewage waste treatment facility, chemical manufacturing plants, and other polluting industries located in this historic city on the Delaware River.