Global Exchange celebrates Domestic Honoree, Wilma Subra, Gulf Coast Activist who has been on the frontlines of the struggle for answers in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion in April 2010.
Wilma has been a truth seeker, standing in stark contrast to BP's repeated, hollow claims that precious and interdependent ecosystems are not in harm's way. Drawing on three decades of experience as an Environmental Scientist, she is undeterred in the face of the massive challenge posed by this nation's largest spill. Big oil has an arsenal of slick lobbyists and public relations teams. Fortunately, the plants, animals and people of the Gulf have Wilma.
On June 1, 2011 Ms Subra was honored by Global Exchange (globalexchange.org) at the 9th Annual Human Rights Awards. Watch her speech here: vimeo.com/25090977
This video was produced by Bridge the Gulf for its on-line citizen journalism site. To hear directly from Gulf Coast community leaders and activists working for a sustainable future, go to bridgethegulfproject.org.