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FREEDOM FORUM 2021

Community Voices for an Equitable Earth

What are the stories the world needs to hear as we look at environmental justice through the lens of community equity, well- being and health? 

Sunday, October 10, 2021 @ 4PM-6PM

Wyandanch Plaza, Wyandanch, NY

In a full-length film by 6-Time Emmy Nominee Waldo Cabrera, we are taken into a world where the cry for racial and environmental justice rises up with each word. In the interval between the coming of trains, in the shadow of the Wyandanch railroad station, Herstory and community writers interweave their stories. Narratives cry out for an equitable earth, while exposing the injustice of toxic dumping in minority neighborhoods, youth share their despair about inheriting a declining landscape and health disparities are exposed, all in an effort towards change and hope. Hear business owners, health care workers, school teachers, high school students, and court advocates raise their voices, while an engaging chorus punctuates their messages. 

 

“The earth is moaning, groaning, waiting for the answer…” sings the Greek Chorus at the start of this remarkable event staged by Renee Joshua-Porter, narrator of the audio books Zora Neale Hurston: Stories and Novels, I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry, and Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth, and author of Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful.