October 05, 2016

ADVISORY: Mothers of Flint, Mich. to meet with Hoosick Falls community

Source: NYSUT Media Relations

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Oct. 5, 2016 — Mothers from Flint, Mich., touring the country to speak out about the public health crisis which has endangered their families and destroyed their community, will hold a forum and panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 6, with the Hoosick Falls Mothers' Committee and the Hoosick Falls community.

The Flint and Hoosick Falls mothers will share their stories — how poisoned drinking water sickened their loved ones, lowered property values, threatened their children's health and transformed them into fierce activists. Together, they will explore solutions to ensuring that government holds corporations accountable and provides safe, clean drinking water for every American community.

The forum and panel discussion is part of the national Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, which is bringing together educators, students and parents in more than 200 communities Thursday to fight for educational justice and equity in access to school resources and opportunities. AROS represents communities united around a shared vision for supporting and improving public education, which includes ensuring that communities have safe and clean drinking water and access to quality health care.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at 6 p.m. Program ends at 8 p.m.
WHERE: St. Mary's Academy, 4 Parsons Ave., Hoosick Falls, NY
CONTACT: Carl Korn, 518-461-7009

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

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