2008 Environmental Justice Conference

This Sat. (11/8) is the 7th annual grassroots environmental conference sponsored by the Sierra Club -- an opportunity to hear keynote speaker Charles Allen III, attend workshops, and learn more about about topics that affect our health, safety and general environment.

Sponsored by the Sierra Club, this year's Environmental Justice Conference, "Surviving & Thriving Now & Into the Future" will be held Saturday, November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Church of The River (292 W. Virginia Ave.). Sign-up now to attend.

This year's keynote speaker is Charles Allen, III of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, and the Urban EcoInitiative. The target audience includes community leaders, environmental activists, ministers and religious leaders, educators, elected officials, parents, college students, and community advocates of all kinds.

The conference is free, but requires pre-registration. Lunch is provided for conference participants. Please call Rita Harris at (901) 324-7757 or e-mail rita.harris@sierraclub.org for a conference brochure and/or to register.