Citizens Uniting” Forum in Corning Sat. 6/20/15, 10 a.m.-Noon

When: Back to Calendar » June 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ
171 West Pulteney Street
Corning,NY 14830
Cost: Free
Contact: Karen Biesanz
(607) 936-3915

Waste Not, Want Not, a local environmental and democracy watchdog group, will hold “Citizens Uniting…” a forum organized by and for local people, on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 171 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY.

An open microphone session will follow the three speakers, who will discuss, among other things, using nonviolent civil disobedience and criminalization tactics in the fight to protect communities from corporate harms abetted by government officials’ misdeeds.

Virginia Rasmussen of Alfred has worked in environmental education for many years.  She served in village government and as an associate with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy. Virginia is presently active in the national grassroots initiative Move to Amend, and is a founding member of FrackBustersNY.

Doug Couchon, PhD, recently retired after 32 years as a psychologist, teacher and administrator at Elmira College. Doug is a founding member of People for a Healthy Environment, Coalition to Protect New York, and FrackBustersNY. He is involved in the We are Seneca Lake protests against Crestwood’s salt cavern gas storage and is actively protesting the Chemung County Landfill expansion.

Mary Finneran grew up in Painted Post and has worked for years on social justice and environmental concerns. She believes it should be legal for we, the people, to write legislation directly and independently.

Dianne Roe    (607) 654-3450
Karen Biesanz  (607) 936-3915


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