AUSTIN: PODER’s Tank Farm Closure Anniversary Celebration! Thurs 2/18, 6-8 pm

We invite you next Thursday, February 18th, from 6-8 pm!…

Tanks But No Tanks:

Celebrate PODER’s Grassroots Victory!

The 1992 campaign that forced six trans-national oil companies to close their fuel storage facilities in East Austin, known as the “Tank Farm,” was an issue that brought grassroots empowerment and bridged east and west Austin environmentalists.

The Tank Farm campaign:

· Brought together city, county and state agencies for discussions in East Austin.
· Sparked a dialogue between interagency groups.
· Held elected officials accountable for protecting the health and the welfare of the people.
· Created land use policy changes.
· Pushed for creation of legislation to protect people and the environment.

Celebrate the 18th anniversary of this grassroots victory
with dinner, slideshow, and a film screening!

When: February 18th, 2010, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center
808 Nile St, Austin, 78702
Suggested Donation: $10

This year’s 18th Anniversary will recognize outstanding community leaders such as: Susana Almanza, Sylvia Herrera, Antonio Diaz, Janie Rangel, Johnny Limon, Chris Fanuel, Ron Davis, Mary Hernandez, Fidelina Rivera, Neil Carman and many others who helped close the toxic Tank Farm. We will hear from elected officials who assisted the community such as: Former County Commissioner Marcos DeLeon, former Judge Bill Aleshire, former County Attorney Ken Oden, former Texas Air Control Board Chair Kirk Watson, former State Representative Glen Maxey, former State Representative Gonzalo Barrientos and many more.

There will be a film screening of the “Tank Farm – Los Tanques”- produced by Rene Renteria & J. Vatone and a photo exhibit.

To reserve a seat for the event (suggested donation $10), email poder.austin or call (512) 472-9921.

Respectfully,

Janie Rangel, Board Chair

Research Analyst /Organizer

Susana Almanza & Erika Gonzalez-Co-Directors,

Carmen Llanes, Research Analyst/Organizer

Librado Almanza,Technology Coordinator

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