Regional Convergences

#BP10 Commemoration Event

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy invites you to join us online to commemorate 10 years since the BP Deepwater Horizon Drilling Disaster on April 20th, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT (11am-2pm EDT/ 8-11am PDT), as part of the Gulf South for Green New Deal regional convergence to mobilize support to the frontlines. Register here!


Together we will remember the lives lost on Deepwater Horizon, and lives which continue to be lost as a result of extractive industry. We will hear from frontline leaders in Mississippi, learn about the role of art and culture in disaster, and take action together to show our solidarity with fisherfolk and those on the fence line and frontlines of environmental and climate injustices. 


CLICK HERE TO JOIN  us for this 3-hour virtual gathering on Monday, April 20th, from 10:00am-1:00pm CDT to REMEMBER together and HONOR the frontline workers and communities who were most impacted. We are asking participants to:

  1. TUNE IN to the call wearing green. Bring a candle, as well as something to write on and with for a collective exercise in solidarity.

  2. POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Post a eleven second video on social media that includes the message "We can no longer afford a polluting economy" or a photo of you or your friends and family wearing green, with signs that say or show "We can no longer afford a polluting economy." - #GulfSouth4GND #BP10 #SouthernSpring2020​​

  3. SIGN UP TO JOIN & SUPPORT GSGND.  Rather than a final plan, this GSGND Policy Platform is a unified assertion that the Gulf South must be included in national policy processes around a Green New Deal.  This platform is a grassroots tool to guide and anchor organizing and strategy in each of the Gulf South states toward a more resilient and sustainable future. Click here to sign-on the policy platform.

  4. RESOURCE THE FRONTLINES. All dollars raised here will be aggregated into a community controlled fund for MS frontline leaders directly impacted by the BP Oil Drilling Disaster to collectively decide how to distribute to the ground. 

Earth Day 50

On Wednesday, Apr. 22nd - on the fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day - community partners at the Cosmic Poetry Sanctuary in Vancleave, Mississippi will lead a virtual Earth Day celebration that will center Black farmers and gardeners, herbalists, and artists on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Tune in to participate in virtual farming & foraging tours on Mississippi land, learn from demonstration projects, watch local artists perform, and learn about the collective healing & reconciliation work of Gulf South for a Green New Deal.  Join the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy as we build together towards ecological equity in the Gulf South.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020, 10:00am - 1:00pm CDT

Register HERE to join.

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