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Arlington “Root and Branch” Activist Conference

January 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Linda Curtis of Independent Texans will be speaking at this activist extravaganza "University of Change" held at UT Arlington.

Here's the agenda:


9:00- 9:30 am           Registration

9:45-10:45 am           Workshops
classroom #1

The Dos and Don’t of Citizen Health Surveys – Leslie Allsop, University of Texas Health Science Center
Classroom #2
Using Science to Make Violations Stick – Tamera Bounds, Mansfield Gaswell Awareness and Downwinders at Risk,  with Ranjana Bhandari of Livable Arlington

11:00 am – 12:00 Noon         Workshops
Citizen Monitoring of Drinking Water – Doug Carlton of UTA’s C.L.E.A.R.
Classroon #2
State of the Air – An Asthma Forecast – Shammara Norris, Asthma Chasers

12-1 pm                        Catered Lunch
Special Lunchtime Forum: Local elected officials talk about environmental protection in the Trump Era
Dallas County Commissioner Theresa Daniel
Dallas City Council Member Sandy Greyson

1:15 -2:15 pm              Workshops
Fighting Environmental Permits in Texas – Ilan Levin, Attorney, Environmental Integrity Project
Petition Rights: The Source of Citizen Power to Take Back Their Towns – Linda Curtis, Independent Texans

2:30 -3:30 pm            Workshops
Strategy vs Tactics, Activism vs Organizing, Jim Schermbeck, Downwinders at Risk
Door-to-Door Outreach – Corey Toriani, Texas Campaign for the Environment

3:45 – 4:45                 Workshops
Classroom #1
High Tech Tools for Citizens – Dr. David Lary, University of Texas @ Dallas, Doug Carlton, University of Texas @ Arlington, Jim Schermbeck, Downwinders at Risk
Classroom #2
How Flint was Exposed – Melissa Mays and Nayyirah Shariff

5:00 – 5:30
Air Sampling and Monitoring Drone Demonstration (weather permitting)

Go here for more information and register (look down the right hand column): http://2017rootandbranch.org/


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January 28
8:00 am - 5:00 pm