Celebrate Earth Day with ecoWURD and From The Source: Stories of the Delaware

[This article was originally published by EcoWURD.]

Earth Day Summit: Exploring environmental justice at the intersection of race, health, the arts, education and politics.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 6am to 9pm

On Air and Online: WURD Radio 96.1fm, 900am, wurdradio.com

Live streamed panels and performances on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube featuring:

Kai Davis ~ Alyesha Wise ~ Ursula Rucker ~ Rich Medina ~ Aja Monet

On Wednesday, April 22nd, in celebration of Earth Day, WURD Radio’s ecoWURD initiative, in partnership with the From The Source Collaborative, will host a day long summit of on air and online conversations exploring environmental justice at the intersection of race, health, the arts, education and politics. The series of conversations will run throughout the broadcast day – from 6am to 9pm — shining a light on the disparities facing Black Philadelphians during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  Through elemental themes of earth, air, water, and fire, the conversations will be framed to make environmental issues urgent, culturally relevant, and accessible while focusing on solutions.

Listen to the Earth Day panel discussions playlist


6am-7am – Day Break, hosted by Helanah

Element: Air

Breath, health & wellness as sustenance

Special Guest: Djuan Short, yoga teacher and Philadelphia educator

7am-10am –  Wake up with WURD, hosted by Solomon Jones

Element: Earth

Battling Food Insecurity in the Age of COVID-19

9:20 – Micaiah HallFree Haven Farms

Free Haven Farms delivers local organic produce between New York City, Philly, New Jersey and Delaware. They will share insights on delivering free food during the coronavirus crisis.

10am-1pm –  Reality Check, hosted by Charles Ellison

Element: Water

Water issues and solutions

Spotlighting the From The Source Collaborative and Partners

Featuring A Panel with Representatives from Southwest Philadelphia Environmental Organizations: Bartram’s Garden, John Heinz Wildlife Refuge and Cobbs Creek Environmental Educational Center

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10am – 10:25am – Monica Lewis-Patrick of Water Equity Alliance 

10:25am – 10:40am – Maurice Sampson, Clean Water Action

11am – 11:20am – Anna Clark, The Poisoned City:  Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy


11:25am – A Tree Blooms in Southwest Philly: A Conversation with Environmental Organizations in Southwest Philly

  • Maitreyi Roy, Executive Director, Bartram’s Garden
  • Lamar Gore, Wildlife Manager, John Heinz Wildlife Refuge
  • Victoria Hargro Atkerson, Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center

12:25 – Ryan Richards, Center for American Progress

1pm – 4pm The Source, hosted by the Black Women’s Leadership Council

Element: Fire

Women fueling the fire for change, legislation, politics, activism – Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson, Chair of the Committee on Environment

3:00pm – Zulene Mayfield, Chester City activist and founder of CRQL

4pm to 7pm – Happy Hour on WURD, hosted by Sincerely Syreeta

Element: Earth

6:00pm – The Art of Environmental Activism featuring poet/activists fighting for social justice

Multimedia Activation -Platform: FBlive / On Air / IG Live

Co-hosted by Kai Davis, Philly Pigeon

Poet/Activist Performers:

Ursula Rucker

Alyesha Wise

Aja Monet

7pm to 9pm – Tonight on WURD, hosted by Dr. James Peterson

Element: Fire

Forged in Fire – Prisons and Covid-19

7pm Panel: Isis the Savior and Wallo267

8pm –  DJ Rich Medina: Earth Day Jam

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