|This month marks one year after the chemical leak and water crisis. Much work is ongoing to fix the problems that led to the crisis – from efforts to ensure that aboveground storage tanks are properly regulated, to advocacy for improved chemical safety in the Kanawha Valley, to Advocates for a Safe Water System’s work to improve the safety of our water system. Below is a calendar of events for January 2015, including Advocates for a Safe Water System’s leadership training on January 17th. Please join us for these events to get involved in making sure that last year’s water crisis never happens again.
January 9: Chemical Leak Anniversary Commemorative Events
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Citizen Education Workshops at the Culture Center on the WV State Capitol Grounds. Get the latest updates on current water issues and how you can be involved.
January 17: Safe Water System Leadership Training
St. Marks United Methodist Church (900 Washington St. E, Charleston), 9am-1pm(lunch served)
January 17: March and Rally for Clean Water Statewide
WV State Capitol steps (Kanawha Blvd side), 2pm
January 17: After-rally dinner & fundraiser
Fireside Grill (upstairs from Little India, W. Washington), 5-8 pm
January 23-24: Looking Forward – Summit on Chemical Safety in West Virginia
Participate in conversations about local chemical safety; Learn about successful models implemented in other states and solutions that address disproportionate impacts of chemical releases on communities of color and low-income communities. Be a part of local solutions to prevent water contamination. Sponsored by People Concerned About Chemical Safety with support from Appalachian Stewardship Foundation and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Register here.
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