In late November, Mothers Out Front and the Elmira Poor People's Campaign collaborated on a powerful event to talk about Energy Justice at the Frederick Douglass Memorial AME Zion Church in Elmira! A crowd of 30 including Mayor Dan Mandell came to hear our two wonderful speakers tell us what alternatives and options we have when energy is a concern. After a potluck supper, we enjoyed singing together followed by the presentations of our special guest speakers, Eileen Hanrahan of Cornell Cooperative Extension and Laurie Wheelock of the Public Utility Law Project (PULP).
Becca Forsyth (standing) greets attendees at the Energy Justice Forum
Mothers Out Front Team Coordinator, Heather Stanton (in purple) and Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell (in the button down shirt) were among the attendees of this "powerful"event.
Eileen Hanrahan from Cornell Cooperative Extension broth these tools to demonstrate the high efficiency of LED light bulbs (everyone got to take two home) and of cellulose insulation vs. fiberglass.
We started the evening with a Poor People's Campaign movement song. "It has gone on far too long!"