Melony Lewis Campaigns for Clean, Affordable Energy to Fight Global Warming

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Xavier University of Louisiana
CONTACT:  Dr. Beverly Wright, 504.304.3324 or Mary I. Williams 504.304.3321.

New Orleans, LA -  Melony Lewis, a 22 year-old activist from Memphis, TN was a part of a ten person team to travel with the environmental group Greenpeace to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa August 26th.
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Leadership Development & Community Organizing

This workshop was presented by Damu Smith and Margie Richard. Mr. Smith discussed leaders in the community and how to work with interested community members. He explained how each member of the community can be involved at some level to enhance the organization’s work.  Mr. Richard talked about organizing a community and holding it together through adversity, March 2003, Coordinator – Carolyn Woullard.

Environmental Justice Victory

After years of struggle for relocation away from Shell facilities, Concerned Citizens of Norco has achieved an environmental justice victory. The group is organized by African American families living in the Diamond Community of Norco, Louisiana. On June 9, 2002, Concerned Citizens of Norco and Shell announced to the Diamond Community the "Diamond Options Program" that allows residents to relocate away from Shell facilities.

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Indigenous Peoples Statement

2nd Peoples of Color EJ Summit - Washington, DC - October 2002

Second Peoples of Color Environmental Leadership Summit
Washington, DC
October 23-26,2002


In 1991, the first National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit adopted the Principles of Environmental Justice as a platform to build a strong national and international environmental justice movement. Environmental Justice Principle 11 states:
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