The Vanguard’s Big Climate Problem Walk began yesterday morning at the Covanta plant in Chester, where Chester residents spoke powerfully about the impact of Vanguard investments on their community. Speakers from Chester and from EQAT affirmed the connections between us and our campaigns and set off together with a song. It was a beautiful beginning with much more ahead. If you are able to make it to the final action in Malvern this Friday, we hope you will register to get the details, including about the training Thursday night if you are considering risking arrest.
Zulene Mayfield, chair of Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living at walk launch.
If you’re too far away to join in person, or for any other reason…
If you’ve been wanting to learn more about this campaign, there will be a hybrid presentation tonight at 7pm ET. Watch on YouTube here or come in person to Friends’ Central School’s Shallcross Hall, 1101 City Ave, Wynnewood, PA.
If you want to learn more specifically about Vanguard’s role in environmental injustice, our friends at Action Center on Race and the Economy and LittleSis are offering a webinar Wednesday, April 20th at 3pm ET on their new report, Vanguard’s Empty Promises: How Vanguard Funds Harm and Fuels Extractive Industry.
Wednesday is also the official global launch of the Vanguard S.O.S. campaign (the rebranded name as more groups join this effort). Our friends at Sunrise Project are organizing a fax action! The link isn’t public yet, but you can keep an eye out on our social media, not to mention photos from the walk as they become available. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Huge gratitude to all who have helped, donated, organized, or held us in Love, which I know many are also doing.