Africa Now March 26, 2014 Richmond’s Slave Trade History and Environmental Activist Emem Okon

Topics: Attempts to Erase Richmond’s Significant Role in the History of The Slave Trade; and Women in the Niger Delta Confront Environmental Injustice.

Guests: Dr. Kim Allen is a cultural anthropologist, educator and community advocate; and is currently co-founder and managing director of the Center for Integrating Research and Action (CIRA).  Ms. Emem Okon is the Executive Director of Executive Director and Founder of the Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre in Nigeria.  Africa Now aired a recent speech by Ms. Okon in Washington, DC in which she discussed the effects of oil and gas exploration on the environment and health in the Niger Delta in Nigeria.  Originally broadcast on WPFW 89.3FM, Washington, DC.  Tune into Africa Now! live on WPFW 89.3 FM in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area or visit www.wpfwfm.org on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00PM (Eastern).

Ms. Emem Okon and Mr. Mithika Mwenda of Kenya of the Pan Africa Justice Alliance (PACJA) were on a panel entitled "One Struggle Many Fronts: U.S. Africa Environmental Justice Tour" which was presented by US Africa Network, Howard University's Department of African Studies, and TransAfrica.  Below is the full panel.

"One Struggle Many Fronts: U.S. Africa Environmental Justice Tour" panel March 21, 2014