WE ACT for Environmental Justice

   WE ACT to Receive "Environmental Justice for All" Award from  

Advocates for Justice  

Friday, November 4, 2011

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

United Federation of Teachers Headquarters Albert Shanker Ballroom

52 Broadway, New York, NY

Environmentalists Investigate Toxic Beauty

(WE ACT in the News)

Two interns at the corner of 150th Street and Amsterdam Avenue scan passersby for receptive-looking faces. One tentatively walks up to a young woman playing with her phone.


"Excuse me, miss," he says. "I'm with the organization WE ACT for Environmental Justice and I was wondering if you have a minute to answer some questions about your beauty regimen?" He hands her a two-page questionnaire.


The environmental activist group is surveying women of color uptown about their use of hair products and cosmetics that could endanger their health. More...  


On behalf of our Board and our staff, it is my pleasure to inform you that WE ACT for Environmental Justice will be honored by Advocates for Justice at the organization's first annual Fall Awards Reception on Friday, November 4, from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm, at the Albert Shanker Ballroom in the United Federation of Teachers headquarters, 52 Broadway, New York, New York. WE ACT will be receiving the "Environmental Justice for All" award.  


Advocates for Justice is a new 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public interest law firm handling matters on behalf of "disempowered" individuals and organizations, in particular. Their dual mission is to provide appropriate legal representation while assisting with mobilization and empowerment efforts. Their current client roster includes September 11th survivors interested in medical care or compensation through the Zadroga Act, the New York City Parents Union, parents of children attending public schools with co-located charter schools, and workers seeking to organize and protect their rights.

Tickets to this event cost $100 each. If you anticipate being part of a large group, there is a group discount of 20% for 40 tickets or more. Special packages for individuals and organizations wishing to be listed as sponsors for this event are also available. Simply click here to register and purchase tickets on-line OR via check. (Select "Events" and then, in the Event drop-down box, select "November 4th Fall Awards Reception", then select an appropriate "Package" in the next drop-down box.)

We hope to see you there.

Peggy M. Shepard
Executive Director
WE ACT for Environmental Justice is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.