[act-ma] 4/26 Bhopal (India) Gas Tragedy Survivors Boston visit (Sun)

umang kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 07:55:09 PDT 2009


*Bhopal Gas Tragedy Survivors visit

* Dynamic youth leaders, 16 year old Sarita Malviya and Rafat Kahn, will
travel from their homes in Bhopal, India to the US and Canada to mark the
25th Anniversary of the Bhopal Chemical Disaster.

The Union Carbide Chemical Disaster in Bhopal, India has killed more than
23,000 people due to a catastrophic 1984 gas leak and ongoing water
contamination in the central Indian city.

Travelling with the teens is Rachna Dingra and Satinath Sarangi of the
International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, an international coalition of
survivors and supporters with a worldwide presence. The campaign is calling
for 'No More Bhopals', more effective regulation of the chemical industry,
and greater rights for marginalized communities to protect them from
chemical harm.

The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal is a coalition of survivors
group and allies around the world working for justice and a life of dignity
for the survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster, and for a toxic
free future for all. Come meet the survivors at MIT, and hear their amazing
stories!

Date: Sunday Apr. 26, 2009
Time: 2PM
Where: MIT, 54-100 [The Green Building also known as Earth and Planetary
Sciences Bldg]
Contact: Umang Kumar (umkumar at gmail dot com)

More info:
http://www.aidboston.org/
http://www.facebook.com/editevent.php?eid=66395623603#/event.php?eid=66395623603
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/108461?m=e0e64621&recruiter_id=10496457

Free and open to the public.
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