EJ Voice – Year-End 2023

EJ Voice – Year-End 2023

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  • Beverly Wright Publication

Environmental Justice Voice Newsletter

Year-End Edition

In this issue:

  • ICYMI: 9th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference Recap
  • Justice40 Update
  • Worker Training Program Updates
  • Grant & Funding News
  • Community Engagement & Advocacy News
  • Community Based Organization (CBO) News
  • Team DSCEJ Highlights
  • Travelogue: Dr. Wright

COP28 Newsletter

COP28 Newsletter

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COP28 Newsletter

Dr. Beverly Wright, Founder and Executive Director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, traveled to Dubai to participate in the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28). Dr. Wright joined leaders from across the world to amplify voices of color and Indigenous peoples and call for world leaders to center their climate action plans and goals around communities disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis and environmental racism.

The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same

The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same

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The More Things Change, The More They Remain the Same: Living and Dying in Cancer Alley

​​​​​​​The Mississippi River Chemical Corridor, or Cancer Alley, produces one-fifth of the United States’ petrochemicals. In the early 1990s, Louisiana transformed this corridor, one of the poorest, slowest-growing sections of the state, into working-class communities. Once called a “massive human experiment,” the air, soil, and water in the Corridor absorb more toxic substances annually than do most entire states. To this day, Louisiana is consistently ranked among the states with the highest rates of cancer as a cause of death, with heart attack as the only one above it in 2019 and 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

COP27 Report

COP27 Report

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COP27 Report

Amplifying our Climate Justice Stories on a World Stage

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, WE ACT for Environmental Justice and the Bullard Center for Environmental & Climate Justice, along with an international team of collaborators, hosted the first-ever Climate Justice Pavilion ​​inside the Blue Zone at COP27, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, November 6-18, 2022.

8th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference Program

8th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference Program

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8th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference Program

50 Years is Enough!

This year’s conference theme was, “Fifty Years Is Enough.” When we look back 50 years to the enactment of the Clean Air Act and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970, as well as the enactment of the Clean Water Act in 1972, we see the failure of a regulatory system whose legacy is one of sickness and death resulting from chemical exposure within a landscape filled with majority people of color communities disproportionately exposed to environmental pollution across the country.