Photo: Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)
Black and brown, and low-income communities bare the brunt of environmental impacts, and environmental laws are rarely enforced equally. As a community wake up call to environmental racism, the Toxic Triangle Coalition will hold a public hearing Saturday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland.
Richmond, San Francisco, and Oakland contain hundreds of toxic sites in African American communities and other communities of color. It's not a coincidence.
For years, industries and corporations have practiced environmental racism, with the complacency of local, state, and federal governments. Stand with African American communities and communities of color in Richmond, San Francisco, and Oakland to say NO to environmental racism and developer driven public policy!
The Triangle Triangle Coalition is comprised of more than a dozen local advocates, community and faith based organizations, research and policy institutes working for environmental justice and an end to the toxic assault on residents of Bayview-Hunter’s Point in San Francisco, East and West Oakland, and Richmond.
Photo from "True Cost of Chevron" campaign
This event is endorsed by Allen Temple Baptist Church Prophetic Justice Ministry, Communities for a Better Environment, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP), Greenaction, SLAM, Mothers of Hunters Point, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Oakland Climate Action Coalition, Merritt College African American Studies, Ella Baker Center, West County Toxic Coalition, People Organized to Demand Environment & Economic Rights (POWER), Nation of Islam and The Greenlining Institute.
The Toxic Triangle Public Hearing will be Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Allen Temple Baptist Church located at 8501 International Boulevard in East Oakland.