Terre Haute NAACP offering Earth Day program Monday

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Greater Terre Haute NAACP Branch will commemorate Earth Day by hosting a presentation featuring Denise Abdul-Rahman, a staff member of the National NAACP Environmental Climate Justice Program.

She will speak Monday at 6:30 p.m. during the NAACP Branch meeting via Zoom. To receive a link to the meeting, email a request to thrssw.gen@outlook.com.

Abdul-Rahman serves as the Regional Field Organizer for the Midwest and Plain States and as the Environmental Climate Justice Chair of the Indiana State Conference of the NAACP. She has accomplished much in the energy field, including defeating legislation that was unfair to people of color.

Earth Day has been celebrated annually since 1970 to educate and advocate the environmental movement worldwide. Locally, the NAACP Environmental Climate Justice committee, chaired by Valerie Hart-Craig, will consider these questions:

  • Why should we care about the earth? About the environment?
  • How do things like recycling, air and water pollution and gas emissions affect you?
  • What can you do as an individual? As a consumer? A voter? As member of the community?

Attendees will learn why they should care about the earth and the environment and what they can do for Earth Day as individuals, as consumers, as voters and as members of the community.

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