Concerned Citizens of St. John in Japan
Two members of the Concerned Citizens of St. John the Baptist Parish, Robert Taylor and Lydia Gerard, traveled to Japan with the University Network to speak directly to Denka officials and shareholders about the neoprene facility that has devastated their families and community. Mr. Taylor and Ms. Gerard confronted Denka representatives outside the company’s annual shareholder meeting on June 20, 2019 in Tokyo.
On June 24, 2019, Mr. Taylor and Ms. Gerard spoke at a public event in Tokyo about the Concerned Citizens’ ongoing struggle against environmental racism in Cancer Alley. Event details are here.