COMING TOGETHER TO RIGHT THE WRONGS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 • 7-8:15 PM (EST)
Coastal Georgia’s vast salt marsh, abundant wildlife, and undeveloped beaches make our coast both ecologically valuable and unique. But these 100 miles hold too many untold stories that reveal widespread exploitation and indifference to both people and nature – the effects of which have been devastating to many residents across our coast. Moderated by journalist Mary Landers of The Current, this panel of local experts will discuss three specific harms that coastal residents are still trying to remedy. From the Thiokol explosion in Camden County to the Golden Ray oil spill and systemic and legal challenges affecting land ownerships on Sapelo Island, panelists will share the ways in which these tragedies have affected their lives and what needs to be done in response. Panelists include: Jannie Everett with Thiokol Memorial; Ron Johnson, President of Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society (SICARS); and Fletcher Sams, Executive Director of the Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK).
Learn more and register at OneHundredMiles.org/Conference.