Environmental Justice in the Great Basin

There is a long and venerable history of environmental justice work in the Great Basin. The Great Basin region has been ground zero for environmental justice issues because of the sparse population, where greater risks have been allowed since fewer people would be exposed. Rural and Native communities have born the brunt of health and other deleterious impacts.

Join High Country News, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, and this panel of influential activists as we will address the key issues and battles over the last 40 years – from MX, nuclear weapons testing, Yucca Mountain, military land and airspace seizures and urban water grabs.

Friday, June 8, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Crowley Student Union Theater
1664 N. Virginia St, Reno, Nevada
Free and open to the public


Debra Harry, Executive Director, Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism

Abby Johnson, Founder, Great Basin Water Network

Marla Painter, Co-founder of Citizen Alert, Rural Alliance for Military Accountability and Western Solidarity

Grace Potorti, Former Executive Director, Rural Alliance for Military Accountability and Nevada Conservation League

Kimberly Padilla-Estrada, Environmental Justice Organizer, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

Moderator: Paul Larmer, Executive Director/Publisher High Country News

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Opening Prayer/Song

Norm Harry, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe


Bob Fulkerson, State Director, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

Hosted by:

University of Nevada, Reno


Laura Dixon at [email protected] or 800-311-5852

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