Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, the major organized opposition to the basing of the F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field at Dane County Regional Airport, is sponsoring a public informational forum on Feb 9 from 2-4:00pm at Madison East High School. The forum will address numerous concerns from decreased community health and safety to economic loss and global insecurity.
The event comes in advance of the anticipated mid-February release of a Federally mandated final Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The Air Force decision on whether or not to approve the Truax basing will follow thirty days after that EIS release.
Drawing from the knowledge of a diverse panel of informed experts and activists, the forum will focus on the numerous threats to the region’s environmental, public health, well-being and economic insecurity posed by the jets’ stationing at Truax. A period for questions will follow.
Speakers include: Maria Powell (Midwest Environmental Justice Organization), Dr. Beth Neary (Wisconsin Environmental Health Network), Rebecca Kemble (District 18 Alder), Jesse Pycha-Holst (Solidarity Realty), Brian Benford (past president of the City of Madison Equal Opportunities Commission & former District 12 Alder), Allen Ruff (historian, activist & host of WORT-FM’s “A Public Affair”)
Question and answer period following speakers.
Sunday, February 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Madison East High School
2222 E. Washington Ave. (4th St entrance)