The First Earth Day: Lessons for the 21st Century
Saturday, April 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
As we witness a deliberate assault on hard-won environmental protections, it is time to reflect on the movement that gave environmental and public health protections the power of law. Now, under President Trump, 67 environmental protections have been rolled back and more are under attack. Yet, the level of outrage and public concern that mounted the first environmental movement is muted today. A panel of Earth Day participants and organizers will lead a discussion about how conditions have changed and our way forward.
Patricia DeMarco – graduate student and Teach-In leader during the first Earth Day will moderate and introduce the discussion
Thaddeus Popovich, witness to the burning of the Cuyahoga River and current environmental and climate activist
Mike Stout– Former USW Grievance Officer and defender of workers protections
Matt Mehalik– Executive Director of the Breathe Project and teacher of environmental policy and sustainable community development