Solidarity in Struggle: 32 years on... From Bhopal, India to Kanawha Valley, USA

Authors

  • Maya Nye People Concerned About Chemical Safety (PCACS)
  • Reena Shadaan The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, North America (ICJB-NA), and McMaster University.

Keywords:

Bhopal, environmental justice, Kanawha Valley, toxic waste, solidarity

Abstract

With artwork by Kokila Bhattacharya 

A message to the people of Bhopal: We are writing you from the shadow of the Union Carbide plant at Institute, West Virginia. We are residents, professors, and college students who oppose MIC (methyl isocyanate) production in our community. Like you, we are people who need industry for jobs, and for the products that make our lives better. Like you, we now know that safety and health come first. May our common concern bond your community and ours for many years to come.

- Estella Chandler, People Concerned About MIC (now called People Concerned About Chemical Safety), August 18th, 1985 (Chemical Valley)...


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Author Biographies

Maya Nye, People Concerned About Chemical Safety (PCACS)

Maya Nye is an environmental justice and chemical safety advocate who grew up in Chemical Valley, West Virginia.  She hold a Bachelor of Arts from Antioch College and is the Executive Director of People Concerned About Chemical Safety (PCACS), a 30-year old community organization dedicated to the health and safety of all of those who work, study and reside within the vicinity of toxic chemicals.

Reena Shadaan, The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, North America (ICJB-NA), and McMaster University.

Reena Shadaan is a Master’s candidate in the Gender Studies and Feminist Research program at McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada), and a member of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal-North America's (ICJB-NA) Coordinating Committee.

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Published

2017-06-19

How to Cite

Nye, M., & Shadaan, R. (2017). Solidarity in Struggle: 32 years on. From Bhopal, India to Kanawha Valley, USA. UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies, 20, 4–13. Retrieved from https://currents.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/currents/article/view/39809