ecoWURD Earth Day Summit 2020

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Date: April 22, 2020
Time: 6:00 am
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On Wednesday, April 22nd, in celebration of Earth Day, WURD Radio’s ecoWURD initiative, in partnership with the From The Source Collaborative, will host a day long summit of on air and online conversations exploring environmental justice at the intersection of race, health, the arts, education and politics. The series of conversations will run throughout the broadcast day – from 6am to 9pm — shining a light on the disparities facing Black Philadelphians during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  Through elemental themes of earth, air, water, and fire, the conversations will be framed to make environmental issues urgent, culturally relevant, and accessible while focusing on solutions.

 

Full Earth Day Schedule

6am-7am Day Break, hosted by Helanah 

Element: Air 

Breath, health & wellness as sustenance

Guest: Djuan Short, yoga teacher and Philadelphia educator

7am-10am Wake up with WURD, hosted by Solomon Jones

Element: Earth 

On the ground news providing resources: housing, food, money

Battling Food Insecurity in the Age of COVID-19

9:20 – Micaiah Hall, Free Haven Farms

Free Haven Farms delivers local organic produce between New York City, Philly, New Jersey and Delaware. They will share insights on delivering free food during the coronavirus crisis.  

10am-1pm Reality Check, hosted by Charles Ellison

Element: Water

There Is Something in the Water 

Water issues and solutions (Representatives from Flint and Newark to discuss their crisis)

Spotlighting the From The Source Collaborative and Partners

Monica Lewis-Patrick (Water Equity Alliance), Maurice Sampson (Clean Water Action), Anna Clark (author of The Poisoned CIty: Flint’s Water and the American Water Tragedy), Ryan Richards (Center for American Progress).

SPECIAL FEATURE: ON AIR/ONLINE VIDEO PANEL DISCUSSION – 11:25

Featuring A Panel with Representatives from Southwest Philadelphia Environmental Organizations: Maitreyi Roy of Bartram’s Garden and Harriet Victoria Hargro Atkerson of Cobbs Creek Environmental Educational Ctr.

1pm – 4pm The Source, hosted by the Black Women’s Leadership Council

Element: Fire

Women fueling the fire for change, legislation, politics, activism

Guests: Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson and Zulene Mayfield, founder of Chester Residents Concerned for Quality (CRCQL)

4pm to 7pm – Happy Hour on WURD, hosted by Sincerely Syreeta

Element: Earth 

The Art of Environmental Activism – 6:00pm

SPECIAL FEATURE: ON AIR/ONLINE VIDEO ARTIST PANEL AND PERFORMANCE

Featuring poet/activists fighting for social justice 

Multimedia Activation -Platform: FBlive / On Air / IG Live 

Co-hosted by Kai Davis, featuring Ursula Rucker, Alyesha Wise, Aja Monet

7pm to 9pm – Tonight on WURD, hosted by Dr. James Peterson 

Element: Fire

SPECIAL FEATURE: ON AIR/ONLINE VIDEO ARTIST PANEL AND PERFORMANCE

Forged in Fire –  Prisons In A Time of Pandemic

7pm – Isis the Savior, on bailing Black Mothers out of jail during the COVID-19 pandemic and Wallo267

8pm DJ: Earth Day Jam  with Rich Medina

 

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