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One Year Anniversary of BP Oil Spill - She Writers Want to Help the Gulf Coast
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Karen Pickell
April 2011
Contributor
Written by
Karen Pickell
April 2011

Today is the one year anniversary of one of the most devastating man-made catastophes of our time--the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexio. Despite proclamations to the contrary, many of which come directly from BP, the Gulf Coast is still hurting from the environmental and economic impact of last year's spill.

 

You may not be aware that in December, 2010, the ladies of the Southern Writers group here on She Writes published an anthology to benefit charities serving the Gulf coast. She Writes members Zetta Brown and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Brown spearheaded the effort to publish Oil and Water . . . and Other Things That Don't Mix, a collection of stories, poems, and essays on the theme of conflict. All proceeds from the sale of the anthology are donated to MOBILE Baykeeper and the Bay Area Food Bank.

 

The Gulf coast still needs our help. On this first anniversary of the BP oil spill, and with Earth Day just around the corner, please consider joining the efforts of the Oil and Water contributors by purchasing a copy of the anthology, either for yourself or as a gift to a friend or family member. Please help us spread the word so that we can raise as much money as possible to give to these worthy charities.

 

Oil and Water . . . and Other Things That Don't Mix is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. For more information about the book, please visit the Oil and Water group here on She Writes. Read Zetta's thoughts on the one year anniversary here.

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  • Thanks for the reminder Karen. It's far from over.

  • Karen Pickell

    Unfortunately people's memories are short and this disaster has fallen out of the headlines, usurped by such nonsense as Charlie Sheen's rants (as Zetta pointed out in her post). Now with gas prices rising, there is again a call for more, rather than less, drilling in the Gulf. That's why it's so important today to refresh our collective memory about what happened just one short year ago and to shine a spotlight on those who continue to suffer from that negligence.

  • A great anthology with many voices and all sales go directly to 2 charities helping real people in the Gulf region.

    As opposed to a news item I just saw about what the new BP CEO told shareholders at their annual meeting. Apparently one of BP's top priorities is "restoring the company's image." How? Well BP just "donated $5,000 to House Majority Leader John Boehner ... and made contributions to other (mostly) Republicans in congress http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/04/bp-oil-spill-political-donations-/1?loc=interstitialskip.

    Doesn't do much for their image but it does line up votes in favor of more drilling (and disasters?) to come.