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CRCQL hosts table at MLK Day 2024 in Chester

On Monday, January 15, CRCQL hosted a table at the annual MLK commemorative day in Chester’s Keystone First Wellness & Opportunity Center. Local groups from Chester and Delaware County hosted tables to educate visitors on local history, MLK’s legacy and justice work in the community. CRCQL’s table educated residents on our campaigns for clean air and community threats such as […]

Zulene Mayfield receives Media Area NAACP’s MLK Spirit Hall of Fame Award

On Sunday, January 14, the Media Area NAACP and Media Fellowship House hosted their 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration and Spirit Hall of Fame Awards. This year they honored Zulene Mayfield, Chairperson of CRCQL, for her noteworthy contributions and steadfast commitment to environmental justice, and for embodying the principles championed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We […]

Chef Lamont & Brother Tyrone Speak to C4

Beloved community organizers Lamont Harris and Tyrone Ricks joined C4 on November 29th to talk about their work in their hometown of Chester. Their work ranges from running feeding programs like Souper Sundays to free landscaping for community elders like Greening for Clean air. Both have a deep love for their neighbors and they shared that energy with C4. During […]

They Matter Event brings together community impacted by cancer

On November 18, over 50 community members gathered to participate in the “They Matter” event. This heartfelt gathering served as a touching tribute to those who have faced the challenges of cancer, providing a platform for Chester community members to remember and honor their loved ones who battled this formidable adversary. The event resonated with shared stories, as community members […]

Volunteers clean Green Lawn Cemetery containing long-forgotten graves of Black veterans CHESTER TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) — As our nation marks Veterans Day, some of the most hallowed grounds are cemeteries. But not everyone who served has gotten the final peaceful resting place they deserve. Proof can be found at Green Lawn Cemetery in Chester Township. It had fallen into a state of disrepair until one group of residents took action by […]

WHYY Covers Chairperson Zulene Mayfield’s Testimony at Philadelphia City Council

Chester residents unhappy with taking Philly’s trash, speak out at City Council hearing The hearing centered on Philadelphia’s use of a Chester incinerator to convert a portion of Philly’s trash to energy. Chester residents opposed to Philadelphia’s process of sending trash to Chester voiced their concerns at a City Council hearing Wednesday afternoon. Zulene Mayfield of Chester Residents Concerned for […]

LNG Task Force Release Final Report and Spread Lies!

The PA Legislature passed a bill in 2022, and Governor Wolf signed it into law, setting up a “Philadelphia LNG Task Force”. The job of the task force was to target southeast PA in the Delaware River Watershed as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export hub, regardless of the public safety and health harms of explosive and polluting LNG, the inevitable environmental […]

10/21/23 Chester DEP Meeting

On Saturday, October 21st, CRCQL and C4 members attended the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Environmental Justice Policy public comment meeting.  This event was held at the ACCESS center in Chester–however, all of their previous meetings have been held virtually or outside of Chester, making it harder for residents to attend. All CRCQL members and C4 students spoke out with […]

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