Time Frame: 1 Month
Plan of Action: Contribute financial support, and supplies to organizers and write/call/fax elected officials that can and should protect the rights of mothers that are working to improve the quality of housing and environmental conditions of residents in the Bayview Area.
Purpose of Action: Provide resources that will enable the Bayview Huntersview Mothers Environmental Health and Justice Committee to continue it’s work as well as notify political figures to not retaliate against this organization.
PURPOSE OF ACTION: In a public meeting held at Milton Meyers Auditorium in Hunters Point, Mothers Committee members unveiled a year-long effort entitled “Pollution, Health, Environmental Racism and Injustice: A Toxic Inventory of Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco.” The 40-page report exposed the dirty truth about the sources of water and air pollution in BVHP and provides detailed accounts of toxic waste sites in the community and the health problems that the residents are suffering.The full report can be read or downloaded at here. Despite these findings the City intends to expand the presence of environmentally hazardous plants in the community.
For all of their courageous and tireless efforts, the Mothers Committee find themselves under constant attack by the City. In retaliation the Housing Authority is attempting to evict them from public housing and bar these MOTHERS from the community!
At present, these dynamic Sistas are providing services to their community wherever they see the need, (with little or no financial help) which includes an after school program; parenting skills for young mothers, food assistance. They have also begun to seeking training so they can provide certified supportive services to young drug-addicts.
These women activists need our help!