Power Through the People
Calling herself an “Accidental Activist,” Virginia (Ginny) Kerslake shares her personal David vs. Goliah story. She and a coalition of neighbors rallied together when a pipeline project landed in their front yards.
Virginia Marcille-Kerslake is founder of the grassroots coalition West Whiteland Residents for Pipeline Safety, as well as a founding member of its umbrella coalition, DelChesco United for Pipeline Safety. Its mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of communities faced with the Sunoco Pipeline/Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East pipeline project. Prior to this role, Ginny managed an analytical services laboratory specializing in soil analysis at the University of Guelph in Canada. In 2004, she moved to Chester County with her husband and two sons. She also has a side business Side Stitch by Ginny, where she incorporates her passion and talent for selecting fabrics by creating functional items for customers. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
- Founder of grassroots coalition West Whiteland Residents for Pipeline Safety
- Founding member of DelChesco United for Pipeline Safety
- Owner of Side Stitch by Ginny, a business incorporating her passion and talent for selecting fabrics to create functional items for others
- Resides in Chester County with her husband and two sons