[HCCN] 5/29 panel "Connecting Our Struggles: Corporations or Communities?"

Kate Harris kate at earthlovers.org
Mon May 20 13:04:57 EDT 2019

Please share widely; fb event post: 

Four panelists from across Maine will discuss Corporations and 
Communities at Odds

Belfast, Maine - Four Mainers opposing harmful corporate practices in 
their communities will discuss their work as part of a panel 
discussion,"Connecting Our Struggles: Corporations or Communities?" on 
Wednesday, May 29, from 6-8pm at the Belfast Free Library. This event is 
free; all are welcome.

Nickie Sekera of Community Water Justice; Matt Wagner of No to NECEC 
opposing the CMP NECEC Corridor; Ellie Daniels of Local Citizens for 
SMART Growth (LCSG); and John Banks, Natural Resources Director for the 
Penobscot Nation, will address the all-too-common tensions between 
corporate interests in extracting profits from community and 
environmental resources and a community’s desire to protect and preserve 
their identity and assets.

As people everywhere are grappling with the threats of catastrophic 
climate disruption, and the challenges of dwindling resources and 
economic pressures at state and local levels, the competitive push for 
economic development frequently gives greater rights to industry while 
stifling citizen voices, disregarding threats to the environment, and 
diminishing democratic rights and processes within communities.

This timely panel discussion will be facilitated by Dawn Neptune Adams 
of the Penobscot Nation, a water potector, activist, racial and social 
justice consultant, and journalist.

The evening is co-sponsored by Local Citizens for SMART Growth and the 
Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County.

LCSG works to support local regenerative and sustainable food systems. 
The organization opposes large industrial-scale aquaculture and 
agriculture, while supporting the restoration of healthy bio-diverse 
fisheries in Penobscot Bay and striving to include citizen voice at the 
local level in land-use and economic planning decisions.

The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County works for peace and justice 
in our community, our nation, and our world. It presents monthly films 
and forums focusing on social, political, and racial justice, gender 
equality, climate change, and peace.

For more information, please contact Jason Rawn at rawnjason at gmail.com

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