Community Rx – Table Talks

Table Talks

Table Talks are casual gatherings where moms, dads, grandparents, and others in our community learn about air pollution and climate, and how these issues affect African-Americans, our families, and communities.

At Table Talks, participants share stories, make connections, and take action. The purpose of a Table Talks is to organize, motivate, and activate volunteers. Table Talks can be used to engage and educate the community about local, state, regional, or federal issues, as well as organize around issues of environmental health justice.

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View Highlights from the Community Rx Launch Week:

Monday, February 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: The Community Rx Program will be kicking off our launch week with a Facebook LIVE featuring our very own Regional Field Manager, Shakeila James. Join us as Shakeila provides an in-depth introduction of Moms Clean Air Force, the Community Rx Program, and the format for this amazing launch week!

Missed the live event? No worries! Watch the livestream video here

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30 PM: Join Moms Clean Air Force as simultaneous Community Rx Table Talk events are held in the tri-state area of SC, NC, and GA. Three Table Talks in South Carolina (Greenville, Columbia, Florence) and three Table Talks in North Carolina (Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh) will help to introduce Community Rx to small groups of 10-20 people.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Join Moms Clean Air Force for a LIVE Bible Study event featuring an interactive discussion on the connectedness between God’s commandments and the earth, us and the earth, the call on the community and why churches and communities of faith are important to the environmental justice movement.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Join Moms Clean Air Force for a Facebook LIVE with Shakeila James and Chancee Lundy Russell, as we discuss the importance of living clean and building clean.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Join Moms Clean Air Force to plant a healthy tomorrow through a Community Rx Tree Planting. The tree planting will take place in the Kirkwood & Ormewood Forest area of Atlanta, alongside our partners Trees Atlanta and NeighborWoods, with a goal of planting 100 trees in one morning.

View photos and highlights here.

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Join Moms Clean Air Force as we host one big Community Table Talk event acknowledging and informing the week’s participants and local community members who have served in and around African-American communities. We will have the opportunity to engage in a meaningful conversation surrounding the topic(s): “What is the right Rx for the Black community? What does it mean to have a “seat at the table”, and what does it mean to “build a table”?

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Mildred McClain, Co-founder and Executive Director, Harambee House/Citizens For Environmental Justice
  • Shakeila James (Moderator), Regional Field Manager, Moms Clean Air Force
  • Dr. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, Assistant Professor, Spelman College Environmental & Health Sciences Program and Co-Founder, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
  • Rev. Leo Woodberry, Executive Director, New Alpha Community Development Corporation and Environmental Justice Chair, Sierra Club’s Ready For 100 campaign
  • Rev. Michael Malcom, Executive Director of The People’s Justice Council and Alabama Interfaith Power & Light
  • LaTricea Adams, Founder and President, Black Millenials 4 Flint
  • Whitney Brown, Staff Associate for Communications & Administration, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light

Missed the live event? No worries! Watch the livestream video here.

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Join Moms Clean Air Force as we wrap up our Community Rx launch week in worship. Worship day will be a time to reflect on the launch week’s activities and fellowship in Christ. We will fellowship at Impact Worship Center with leaders: Dr. Arthur T. Jones, Jr. and First Lady Tonya Jones. If you are unable to physically attend the service, please feel free to watch via live stream here.

View photos and highlights here.

 

Please contact us for more information about the Community Rx program:

General questions and information: Shakeila James, sjames@momscleanairforce.org

Media Contact: Sasha Tenenbaum, stenenbaum@momscleanairforce.org