Last week was a busy week for CCC, as we had many events we participated in.
Save Our Water Rally: Protect the Michindoh Aquifer
Thanks to Susan Catterall, CCC has been closely following the situation with the Michindoh Aquifer, a sole source aquifer for thousands in the tri-state area, and the proposal to tap it for profit. She informed us “an August 13th Pioneer Ohio village council meeting attended by nearly 200 people failed to pass a resolution against the tapping of the Michindoh aquifer. The resolution was brought by councilman Albert Kwader who later in the meeting called for Mayor Kidston’s resignation. It is Mayor Kidston’s company, Artesian of Pioneer (AOP), that is pursuing the tapping of the aquifer. A meeting is scheduled for August 27th at 7P.M. in the village of Montpelier, Ohio at the fire department to discuss AOP’s plans to test drill into the aquifer.”
CCC Book Club on Parts 1 and 2 of Scene on Radio’s “Seeing White” Podcast Series
Linda Mowry, CCC Book Club leader, encourages all of us to come out and participate in the ongoing discussion of white privilege. Linda writes, “No time to read? CCC Book Club is for you! Our discussion this month was on the first two parts of a podcast series from Scene on Radio, “Seeing White.” We were impressed with John Biewen’s willingness to tackle this difficult and complex subject. We learned how early settlers first constructed and institutionalized racial divisions in order to increase and protect their personal wealth. Next month’s discussion will be on parts 3 and 4 (episodes 33 and 34), additional history about the laws and structures of slavery that colonial America created and their continuing legacy.”
DeKalb County Democrats Family Picnic at the Park
There was lots of fun, togetherness, and great conversation happening on a lovely evening at East Side Park in Garrett during the DeKalb County Democrats’ annual picnic. They brought in several local Democratic candidates to speak.
CCC Presents Co-Hosted Community Deliberative Dialogue on Mass Shootings