As part of Moral Monday CT’s #WeekOfHolyAction, on April 3, 2016, Bridgeport residents, statewide organizations, and prominent advocates from the Black Lives Matter movement will rally for environmental justice, Sunday 2 p.m. at McLevy Green, corner of State and Main.
The rally will call for and end to pollution in low income communities of color, from Bridgeport, CT to Flint, MI.
WHAT: An environmental justice rally will be hosted by Moral Monday CT, Capitalism vs. the Climate, and Healthy CT Alliance. Representatives from various organizations will discuss the connections between environmental justice and Black Lives Matter, particularly in communities like Bridgeport. Afterwards, there will be an open mic session.
Speakers will include:
Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou — author, filmmaker, Black Lives Matter activist
Bishop John Selders — Black Lives Matter activist
Jorge Cruz — Healthy CT Alliance member, Bridgeport Resident
The Ultimate Emcee Elvee — activist, hip-hop artist, poet
State Senator Ed Gomes
State Senator Marilyn Moore
State Representative Jack Hennessy
WHEN: Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2pm
WHERE: McLevy Green, (Corner of State Street and Main Street) Bridgeport, CT 06604
Moral Monday CT, organizers of the #WeekOfHolyAction, are rooted in the social justice and civil rights movement started by the Reverend Doctor William Barber of North Carolina in response to recent restrictions on voting rights. They are a statewide Connecticut-based coalition of individuals and organizations brought together by the power of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Capitalism vs. the Climate is a Connecticut-based and all-volunteer group that confronts climate change’s root causes, organizes non-hierarchically and takes direct action in solidarity with communities most impacted by the climate crisis.
Healthy CT Alliance is a group of concerned Bridgeport and Connecticut residents who are organizing around environmental justice and addressing environmental issues in Bridgeport, CT. They envision a healthy and sustainable future for Bridgeport communities.