The New City Temple Church was the setting of the Norco Community Leadership Development Training Workshop. Concerned Citizens for Norco showed their commitment to fighting for relocation at the Leadership Training sponsored by the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice.
After years of struggle for relocation away from Shell facilities, Concerned Citizens of Norco achieved an environmental justice victory. The group is organized by African American families living in the Diamond Community of Norco, Louisiana.
It was a celebration that everyone would agree, has been a long time coming. The residents of the “Diamond Community” in Norco, Louisiana celebrated Shell Chemical’s community buyout on Friday, July 5, 2002 at the Greater Good Hope Baptist Church.