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Water is Life: Africatown
June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Water is Life: Africatown with Joe Womack (Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe, & Sustainable – C.H.E.S.S.)
Africatown, also known as AfricaTown USA and Plateau, is a community that sits at the intersections of history, environmental injustice, and race. Located three miles north of downtown Mobile, Africatown residents are working to preserve their history as a thriving Black-founded community in the late 1800s and restore the health of their community after decades of living in the shadow of industries, such as a large paper mill. Join us Tuesday as we talk with Joe Womack, president and CEO of Africatown-C.H.E.S.S. and learn about this amazing history and the positive efforts and impacts of this dedicated organization.
ABOUT THE WATER IS LIFE SERIES
Each Tuesday we invite you to join us from noon – 1 pm for this virtual get-together…with a purpose! We will be highlighting the role that water plays in our lives throughout Alabama and we will share how you can participate in the efforts to protect water. You’ll hear from our partners across the state, and leading experts in water protection. We’ll even have a few river history lessons thrown in! Click here to watch any past Water is Life Zoom Talk.