HPJC and partners presents 'Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek' in Houston, TX on May 17, 2014 @ 9:00 am

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Released Year:
Fall 2013
56 minutes

About the screening:

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek will be shown as part of the Houston Environmental Justice Encuentro on Saturday morning. Registration is required. See the full schedule and register: http://www.hpjc.org/encuentro2014.

Sponsors include UTMB's Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine, TEJAS, HPJC, Air Alliance Houston, TSU, Dominican Sisters-Houston, and Citizens Environmental Coalition.

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.

Goals for this Environmental Justice Encuentro:

- Foster dialog, communication and education between conservation groups and residents of areas most affected by severe environmental health risks.
- Enlighten Houstonians with an understanding that environmental injustices suffered by "fence-line" communities affect all Houstonians.
- Empower Houston regional residents to work for the environmental quality they want their families and grandchildren to have.

Accessible: Yes

About the Hosts

Joe Marcinkowski - HPJC and partners
Telephone: 713-473-0000

Film Page: Find out more about this film


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