Job Posting: Coordinate US tour for solidarity of EJ impacted communities in Bhopal and US
Posted: 15 September 2023
Job title: Bhopal Survivor US Tour Coordinator
Job type: Part-time (20 hours per week)
Location: Anywhere within the US
Duration: November 2023 – January2025
December 3rd, 2024, marks the fortieth anniversary of the 1984 Bhopal disaster, when a badly maintained pesticides factory owned by a US multinational corporation Union Carbide leaked a huge cloud of chemical gas into Bhopal, a densely populated Indian city. The gas killed thousands in one night, with more than 15,000 since dying of their injuries. The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) is planning a tour of the survivors in the United States in the lead up to the anniversary to accomplish the following objectives:
- Build support in the United States to hold Dow Chemical accountable for the clean-up of the abandoned Bhopal pesticide factory and for the long-term health impacts on the survivors and their children.
- Build solidarity and unified campaign demands with pollution impacted communities in key states (Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio).
- Solidify critical strategic linkages between the anti-toxics, environmental health and justice movement with the climate justice movements.
International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (North America) is looking to hire a part-time campaigner to coordinate the US tour of Bhopal survivors in 2024. The job will be 20 hours per week and will entail the following:
– Solidarity work: Liaise with US based Dow impacted communities, anti-toxics, environmental/climate justice groups to build solidarity/strategic linkages; map key community groups/locations for the survivors to visit during the tour and organize logistics (in consultation/and support of ICJB NA members); coordinate/communicate with US based Bhopal solidarity organizations and networks –
– Media work: Liaise with journalists (local and national) and op-ed writers; organize interviews with the survivors, place articles and op-eds in the media, including social media.
– US congress/Senate work: Identify and communicate with supportive congressional and other offices; organize meetings of the survivors with elected representatives; issue statements during the tour; and assisting in raising support for survivors in Congress.
– 2-5 years of organizing experience in grassroots campaign organizing;
– driven, passionate, strategic, and self-directed;
– comfortable with public speaking, writing, and direct action;
– social media savvy;
– experience in media work and coalition building work is critical.
Compensation: $20/hour plus all work-related expenses (travel/internet/phone calls etc.)
How to Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct 20, 2023 The position will be open until filled, and the first round of applicants will be contacted by Oct 25, 2023 job starting date is 1st-10th November 2023.