THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA
BRINGS TOGETHER INDIGENOUS-LED MEDIA COLLECTIVES
SOUTH BALTIMORE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST, SUNRISE MOVEMENT-BALTIMORE, TOWSON UNIVERSITY AND UMBC PRESENT THE SCREENING & DISCUSSION OF
THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE
FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE IN SOUTH BALTIMORE
Thursday, December 3rd at 3pm PT / 6pm ET
Q&A starts at 7:40pm ET - HERE.
As part of the Impact Campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities" we will host a viewing of the Documentary film "The Condor & The Eagle" on December 3rd @ 6pm ET. Directly after the film viewing, we will host a conversation about the urgency of zero waste and a move away from incineration. The panel will be a vibrant conversation about the kinds of environmental justice organizing that has occurred in Baltimore over the past decade, how questions regarding environmental justice have transitioned into claiming rights to land, land trusts, and alternative forms of development. Youth from Free Your Voice (a grassroots organization part of South Baltimore Land Trust) will discuss their plan for implementing city-wide zero waste and the need for critical solidarity from all Baltimore city residents.
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This event is inclusive, open to those who can't afford it. For the others, a suggested sliding scale donations of $10-100 are being requested in lieu of a flat ticket price, to make the film more accessible. The collected funds will suport THE SOUTH BALTIMORE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST.
The South Baltimore Community Land Trust is a 501 c3 devoted to building permanently affordable housing in South Baltimore through the participatory envisioning, design, and construction of community land trusts. Community land trusts incubate new housing and jobs insulated from market forces. The initiative is intended to increase collective community wealth through the development of clean-energy jobs and affordable housing to meet human needs in the most marginalized areas of Baltimore. Curtis Bay is the site of the construction of 8 new passive design and affordable housing units for low-income families.
The donations collected will also support the film impact campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities" and be used to provide small honorariums to our panelists and filmmakers for their time and expertise. Please give generously according to your financial situation.
By joining us for this screening, you are supporting effective movement-building towards powerful change and calls to action. This event is part of the film impact campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities".
Our first events in July were a huge success. 6.000 people watched our film, 150.000 watched our panel discussions and we raised more than $25.000 for impacted communities. We therefore decided to keep organizing events on an even larger scale: we are currently organizing more than 100 online events until December, mobilizing hundreds of communities and organizations, presenting to large audiences the inspiring work being done by land defenders across the Americas. Join us and support frontline communities!
You can reach out directly to the film impact team here: [email protected]
Film Protagonist - Xicano Houston, TX - Healthy Communities Organizer with Sierra Club and Co-Founder of t.e.j.a.s. He is a longtime environmental justice advocate based in Houston, TX. He co-founded the Librotraficante movement, serves as an Advisor to the Gulf Coast Fund, and sits on the board of the Environmental Support Center. Bryan was recently awarded a Gulf Coast Fellowship and has been working to help organizations use media for education, organizing, and advocacy.
Shashawnda Campbell is a community leader and activist for Environmental Justice. As a student at Ben Franklin High School in South Baltimore, Shashawnda co-founded “Free Your Voice”, a student led group that worked for 5 years to shut down the largest incinerator proposal in US history set to be built less than a mile away from their school. Shashawnda has since helped develop the South Baltimore Community Land Trust to create community-led development without displacement, permanently affordable housing, and zero waste infrastructure. A lifelong Baltimore resident, Shashawnda is committed to the implementation of Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste to help lead her City through a just transition that respects our lives and our planet.
Dante Swinton has worked as an environmental justice researcher and organizer with the Philadelphia-based nonprofit Energy Justice Network since 2015. As part of the nonprofit, Swinton helped advocate for 2019 Baltimore Clean Air Act, which placed stricter emissions restrictions on two incinerators in South Baltimore. A federal judge overturned the law in March, but the city has appealed. Swinton also designed the Divert Baltimore pilot programs to educate and incentivize Baltimoreans to recycle.
Heather Hax is a lecturer at Towson University. She is currently finishing her PhD at York University studying workplace democracy. Most recently, has been active with the zero waste coalition fighting to shut down the BRESCO incinerator and move Baltimore into a zero waste future. She is increasingly active with the Sunrise Movement Baltimore.
Born, raised, and educated in Baltimore City, Phylicia Porter is a public health advocate focused on creating a playing field for optimal quality of life regardless of race, creed, and gender among other social and political defining factors. Born and raised in Baltimore MD, Phylicia has participated in various major legislative actions tailored to vulnerable and under-served populations across Maryland and the District of Columbia. Through her community involvement, Phylicia has established herself and her brand as a solid forerunner and advocate for culturally competent, tailored, and evidenced-based population health change within the city of Baltimore. As Managing Partner of Optimal Public Health Solutions, her continued passion for the elimination of health disparities has fostered relationships with many community partners and organizations.