GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Former Vice President Al Gore will be speaking on a forum Monday night in Greensboro about ecological justice.
The forum will take place at Shiloh Baptist Church on 1210 S. Eugene Street at 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP on their website. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Al Gore will be speaking among the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, and Karenna Gore. Topics will include environmental concerns in North Carolina such as the coal ash spill. Attendees will get the opportunity to share how ecological injustices have personally affected them in their communities.
The tour was in Goldsboro on Sunday before heading to the triad.
Danielle Bailey-Lash lived in Walnut Cove for years. She says the coal ash spill will be a hot button topic on the forum, and it's personally affected her.
"I'm going because it personally impacts me," Danielle said. "I, at one time, used to live right down the street from Duke Energy's Belew's Creek power plant and I was diagnosed with stage three brain cancer and later found out the impacts of coal ash and cancer."
Bailey-Lash will be answering questions during the forum. She says she is excited to work alongside Al Gore.
"I can't even believe he would think to come here and that he even cares about us, it means a lot to me that people that don't have to care do care."