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Burlington Benefit to Stop the Water Crisis in Jackson, Mississippi

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Burlington Benefit to Stop the Water Crisis in Jackson, Mississippi

October 22 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

In August and September of this year, more than 160,000 people in the majority Black city of Jackson, MS, experienced a complete breakdown of their local water supply following a climate-driven flooding event. Today, many people’s tap water is still unsafe to drink, and state officials continue to ignore residents’ basic needs. 

Cooperation Jackson, a world-renowned community renewal and mutual aid organization is still distributing bottled water to residents and also planning for the future. They are gathering resources to build a series of community water catchment systems to better meet the community’s long-term needs. 

Please come to Burlington City Hall’s Contois Auditorium on Saturday, October 22nd, from 5-8 pm for food, music and special guest speakers to help support Cooperation Jackson’s recovery from the water crisis! 

There will be food served by the People’s Kitchen and music by DJ Chia.

Speakers:

Kali Akuno, co-founder of Cooperation Jackson and co-editor of Jackson Rising: the Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, MS

Michelle Eddleman McCormick of Cooperation Vermont, which has raised support from Cooperation Jackson to save the beloved Marshfield Village Store and turn it into a worker cooperative

Brian Tokar of the Plainfield-based Institute for Social Ecology, author of Toward Climate Justice and co-editor of Climate Justice and Community Renewal: Resistance and Grassroots Solutions

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 5-8pm

Where: Contois Auditorium at Burlington City Hall, 149 Church St in Burlington

Masks strongly recommend

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149 Church St
Burlington, Vermont 05401
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