FHJ Progressive Summit

On Saturday, February 20th, members of the Fayette Health Justice Campaign from Put People First (PPF), the Center for Coalfield Justice (CCJ), the Human Rights Coalition (HRC) and HOPE for La Belle (via video) presented at the PA Progressive Summit in Harrisburg. The panel, entitled Uniting PA for Health Justice, Decarceration and a Just Transition, was well-received by 20 attendees who listened eagerly to the campaign’s framing of the intersections between mass incarceration, health justice and environmental justice. Bahjah and Richard from PPF presented along with Caitlin from CCJ and Devon from HRC; Nijmie from PPF moderated. Jeremy of HOPE for La Belle could not attend in person but did send along a video message. Audience members offered enthusiastic support to the campaign’s work to bring together impacted communities, including those currently and formerly incarcerated at State Correctional Institution Fayette, family members of incarcerated folks, residents of La Belle, prison workers, and others who are being impacted by the poisonous coal ash dump owned by Matt Canestrale Contracting in La Belle, PA. If you would like to get involved in the Fayette Health Justice Campaign contact sheila [at] putpeoplefirstpa [dot] org

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