2013 Lois Gibbs Fellows Announced!
We are excited to announce our 2013 Lois Gibbs Fellows! This year the Coalition received a record number of applications. The following fellows were chosen to participate in this highly-selective program because of their commitment to their community and desire to lead.
Congratulations to this years class! Lindsay Marlow, Junnior Vidal, Irene Cederleaf, Mike Ruggiero, Yvonne Annarino, Rebecca Soto, Gayla Thompson, Alex Kuttesch, Sherman D. Webb, Tangia Delk, Will Flynn, and Sue Kelley.
The Lois Gibbs Fellowship is a 9-month program that provides citizen leaders with the tools and training to build sustained political will to improve the environment and health in Western New York neighborhoods.
The program is named in honor of Lois Gibbs, a grassroots environmental justice advocate from Western New York. She is best known for her successful campaign to relocate families living on top of a toxic waste dump in Niagara Falls. Lois Gibbs in emblematic of the program’s philosophy: ordinary individuals can make a extraordinary difference when they organize.
We believe that leadership development among a grassroots bases is critical to build an effect environmental health movement in our region. Congratulations to our 2013 Fellows! We are excited to build with you!
For more information on the Lois Gibbs Fellowship, click here.