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HV Green Week – Sacrifice Zone Film and Panel Discussion
April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sacrifice Zone Film and Panel Discussion
Sunday, April 18, 3-5 pm
“The Ironbound district of Newark, New Jersey, is one of the most toxic neighborhoods in the country. Maria Lopez-Nuñez, a Honduran-American resident there, is waging a war for environmental justice. She is part of the Ironbound Community Corporation, one of the most effective environmental justice organizations in the country. The Sacrifice Zone follows Maria as she leads a group of environmental justice fighters determined to break the cycle of poor communities of color serving as dumping grounds for our consumer society.” (The Sacrifice Zone) The film screening will be followed by a student-led panel discussion with Hopewell Valley Green Team co-chair and NJDEP Environmental Justice Advisory Council member, Joann Held and Jay Watson, Senior Director Statewide Land Protection & Community Relations for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. The conversation will focus on the issues of environmental racism and the fight for justice explored in the film. Presented in partnership with the Hopewell Valley Arts Equity Action Group.
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