Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition (EFNC) is delighted to be honored with the Bread & Roses Community Fund Tribute to Change 2015 “Community Empowerment” award.
Each year, Bread & Roses’ Tribute to Change initiative brings together donors, activists, and allies working for real change in the Philadelphia region. The theme for this year’s Tribute to Change is Environmental Justice. Caring for the environment, our common home, concerns us all. Yet, mainstream environmental discourse excludes many of the communities who are the hardest hit. Pollution, toxic waste, sustainable energy, water, green space, and climate change can reinforce longstanding economic and racial disparities. The effects on families and communities are devastating.
The annual celebration honors community leaders who have made significant contributions to movements for change. EFNC is pleased to be honored alongside other excellent activists in the Philadelphia region. This award reflects 3+ years of hard work and commitment to inform, engage and empower Eastwick residents and stakeholders about issues that impact the environmental, economic and social health of our community.
The 2015 Tribute to Change Honorees are:
Iris Brown & Tomasita Romero –Paul Robeson Lifetime Achievement Award
Amy Laura Cahn –Trailblazer Award
Mitch Chanin –Emerging Leader Award
Earth Quaker Action Team –Community Empowerment Award
Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition –Community Empowerment Award
On October 1, 2015, people from all around the Philadelphia region will gather to celebrate the Tribute to Change initiative, connecting people who are working to make real change in our communities. This fundraising event highlights amazing stories, and mingles old friends with new ones. All proceeds raised from the Tribute to Change go towards Bread & Roses’ grants to local social justice groups and grassroots organizing campaigns. Click here for more information about the event.
Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition (EFNC) looks forward to celebrating with our fellow honorees and meeting new friends at Tribute to Change. Many thanks to Bread & Roses for the honor, and to everyone who nominated us for the award.