Bread and Roses Winners

Charon Asetoyer (Comanche), a Native American women's health advocate and community activist, is currently the Executive Director and Founder of the Native American Community Board (1985) and the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center (1998) on the Yankton Sioux Reservation. She has been the leading pathfinder for the community's improved health and well-being, providing health information, referral services and a resource center on education, reproductive health, economic development, land and water rights.

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Two Worker Training Graduations Held in 2002

Graduation exercises for the New Orleans Brownfields Worker Training Program were held Saturday, February 23rd at Vincent’s City Café in Lake Forest Plaza-New Orleans East. Fifteen graduates received certificates of completion for Basic Skills training at DSCEJ and certification of technical training in General Construction, Hazardous Waste Worker, Lead and Asbestos Abatement, and Underground Storage Tank Removal.

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Talk Show Host, Tavis Smiley interviews Dr. Beverly Wright, Peggy Shepard, and Senator John Kerry about enironmental issues in minority communities

Excerpts taken from the National Public Radio transcript April 22, 2003
In recognition of 33 years of the Earth Day celebration talk show host, Tavis Smiley, calls attention to the things that people do to destroy their environment and discuss solutions to help protect the environment. In Smiley's interview with Senator John Kerry (2004 presidential candidate), Dr. Beverly Wright (director, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice), and Peggy Shepard (director, West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.), he addressed some environmental concerns, particularly in communities of color.
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