Burke County Organizing Project (BCOP) Launch Report by Janie Hill-Scott

Georgia WAND launched the Burke County Organizing Project on October 26, 2019, as a year-long educational program focused on developing leaders in the Burke County community. Elements of the leadership development activities include emergency preparedness, public health, conducting a survey in the community about water, and more. Participating Burke County …

Physicians for Social Responsibility Visionary Leaders Symposium

Hours after the 35th Anniversary event, Dr. Helen Caldicott and Georgia WAND executive director Lindsay Harper both traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Physicians for Social Responsibility Visionary Leaders Symposium now in its fourth year. The event serves to recognize individuals and/or organizations for their exemplary efforts in …

National WAND/WiLL Conference Report Back

The Georgia delegation showed up strong to the National WiLL/WAND conference this year with a large representation from the state. Executive Director Lindsay Harper was asked to sit on a panel entitled The Environmental and Health Impact of Nuclear Weapons to discuss environmental justice and intersections of nuclear weapons, nuclear …

“A Day at the Capitol”: A day of firsts! Georgia WAND gets recognized in the House and Hosts a Legislative Tea & Sweets for all Georgia women legislators

Georgia WAND held “A Day at the Capitol” on Thursday, March 21, just two weeks before Georgia’s 2019 legislative session drew to a close. We began the day in the Georgia House of Representatives. During session, Representative Becky Evans (District 83) went to the well to speak about the effective work of …

CAB Meeting Report Back By Janie Hill-Scott

The SRS CAB’s full board meeting took place on March 25th and 26th at Savannah Rapids Pavillion in Martinez GA. On Day One, updates from the Department Of Energy (DOE) and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) were given. All CAB committees gave updates on what is …