Marsha Coleman-Adebayo

Today’s Occupy EPA and NOW DC rally went off with a bang!

An eclectic crowd of whistleblower supporters, environmental protectors, and Occupy supporters marched today starting from Franklin Square Park and ending at the EPA offices. Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, a member of the National Whistleblowers Center Board of Directors, enthusiastically led the rally.

Following Dr. Coleman-Adebayo’s lead, the rally attendees blew whistles in front of the EPA offices and chanted, “Hey hey! No fear! You can blow the whistle ‘cause we are here!” This statement was in response to the chilling effect that retaliation against whistleblowers has had at the EPA.

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Walter Fauntroy and Marsha Coleman-Adebayo

Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo (pictured with Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy) celebrated the release of her new book at Busboys and Poets last night. Her book is called, NO FEAR: A Whistleblower’s Triumph Over Corruption and Retaliation at EPA

The event began with a short documentary film produced and directed by Tylon Washington and Shawna Glover. The film began with interviews in South Africa of victims of vanadium mining. They explained how they worked without protective equipment. The vanadium pentoxide entered their lungs, came out of their pores, and damaged their bedsheets and bodies. Some interviews were with their widows. The American company that ran the vanadium mine took x-rays of their workers’ lungs, but would not share those x-rays with the injured workers. Dr. Marsha Coleman-AdebayoDr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo sacrificed her career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to speak out against the poisoning of South Africa. NO FEAR tells the story of these workers, Dr. Coleman-Adebayo’s efforts to protect them, the retaliation she suffered, her historic jury verdict against EPA, and the campaign that led to the NO-FEAR Act.

Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy introduced Dr. Coleman-Adebayo. He called her a Rosa Parks for the 21st Century.

Hosts of the event were Teaching for Change, TransAfrica Forum, National Whistleblowers Center (of which Dr. Coleman-Adebayo is a Board member), No FEAR Coalition, Alliance for Justice in the Workplace, and USDA Minority Committee.

You can order her new book from the NWC store.

For more information about her current campaign to remove one EPA retaliator, follow this link. You can also visit Dr. Coleman-Adebayo’s own web page. Follow the continuation of this blog post for more photos.

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David Lewis, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Bill SanjourNo Fear: A Whistleblowers Triumph over Corruption and Retaliation at the EPA is a new book by environmental whistleblower Marsha Coleman-Adebayo (pictured, with EPA whistleblowers David Lewis and Bill Sanjour). In 1996, Dr. Coleman-Adebayo was a senior policy analyst for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She was assigned to an international team to assist the