Tomorrow morning at 10am EST/7am PST, Margaret Prescod will interview Monique Harden of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Click here for the link to listen live on KPFK
On behalf of African Americans living in the historic community of Mossville, Louisiana, Ms. Harden and AEHR legal staff filed the first ever human rights petition that seeks fundamental change of the United States environmental regulatory system. The Mossville human rights/ environmental justice case is currently pending with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, AEHR is spearheading training workshops and advocacy efforts aimed at establishing recovery as a legal right, not an empty promise, in accordance with the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Ms. Harden has coordinated international coalitions advocating for human rights.
Click here to watch Monique Harden call for health protection in the BP oil waste clean up on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann
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