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EJ Seminar Series: EJ in PVD: Toward Environmental Justice for Providence Communities

Oct 23, 2020

Monica Huertas is a social worker, activist, and mother of four living in South Providence. Monica is founding member of the Racial And Environmental Justice Committee and Project Director for Green Justice Zones. She was the campaign coordinator for the environmental coalition No LNG in PVD, an effort to boost awareness about Fields Point, an area of South Providence already replete with toxic chemicals that is now slated to become a storage facility for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Her work includes efforts to ensure that local community members are part of decision-making efforts around environmental initiatives in their neighborhoods. In her talk, Huertas will discuss what she and other local activists are doing now to fight the corporations that hold sway in Providence, and get the community more involved in EJ efforts.

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