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ecoWURD Earth Day Summit 2020


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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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