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Community Engagement & Advocacy

The partnership called "Communiversity" promotes bilateral understanding and mutual respect between community residents and academicians. 

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Health & Safety Training

In response to community interest in creating employment opportunities for residents in cleaning up environmental hazards, the DSCEJ developed and has conducted worker health and safety training since 1995.

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Gulf Equity Consortium

We expect that the work of this project will be transformative and will be guided by the nexus of three basic principles forming the foundation for our work...

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Research and Policy

We develop and manage innovative research and policy studies that build knowledge and inform policies for achieving environmental, climate and economic justice...

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HBCU Climate Change Consortium

The Consortium was conceived to help raise awareness about the disproportionate impact of climate change on marginalized communities to develop HBCU students leaders...

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International Connection

A vital component and ever expanding network of Environmental Justice professionals.

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The Latest

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Texas Southern University have launched a unique collaboration - the HBCU-CBO Gulf Coast Equity Consortium.

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Navigate NOLA

Navigate NOLA is the social and emotional community wellness division of DSCEJ Inc.

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In Loving Memory of Deborah B. Robinson

HBCU-CBO Gulf Equity Consortium Updates

Addressing environmental and health inequities using a racial equity lens.

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Mar 3, 2021

What Biden could learn from Bill Clinton's unfinished work on environmental justice

  Environmental justice isn’t just a buzzword or hashtag for Dr. Beverly Wright — it’s what helps her get out of bed every morning. For the last 35 years, fighting for her Louisiana community’s access to a healthy and safe environment has been her mission, and it’s put her in rooms with the last three Democratic presidents. Wright’s federal advocacy began in the early 1990s, when she worked on the country’s first executive order focused on environmental justice, which then-President Bill Clinton signed in 1994. Executive Order 12898, or EO 12898, instructed federal agencies to pursue environmental justice policies that would limit the “disproportionately high and adverse” effects of environmental harms on low-income communities and people of color, who are more likely to be burdened by issues like high pollution rates and contaminated water sources. The order also empowered the federal Environmental Justice Advisory Council, which was two years old at the time, to influence the priorities of the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA.           Read more ...

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Mar 8, 2021

Disaster Preparedness and Response Training Event

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. CST Event Trainers: Deep South Center for Environmental Justice Dr. Beverly Wright, Executive Director Ms. Kim Dunn, Technical Training Director Mr. Bruce McClue, Technical Training Manager Target Audience: Community members, grassroots organizations, local and state governments, and volunteers The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program (WTP) will host a virtual disaster response training as part of the Federal Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Environmental Justice (EJ) EJ and Natural Disasters Subcommittee. Training Registration: https://nih.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsfuGsrDIoEui_vFwzanLHtFMwQO6K5As   The training will be conducted by WTP grantees and aims to provide a general awareness about how to safely respond to disasters. Participants will learn more about preparedness, mental health resilience, and response as it relates to hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters or public health emergencies.   Space is limited for this event and is on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a free event; however, registration will close when capacity is reached. The Zoom link will be sent to you once we receive your registration, assuming space is available.   This event will be primarily in English; however, simultaneous interpretation will be available during the general session. Capacitación de preparación y respuesta ante desastres Lunes, 8 de marzo de 2021 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. CST Audiencia: Miembros de la comunidad, organizaciones de base, gobiernos locales y estatales y voluntaries   The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program (WTP) será el patrocinador de una capacitación de respuesta ante desastres como parte las asambleas del grupo Federal Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Environmental Justice (EJ) EJ and Natural Disasters Subcommittee. (Sitio web para la asamblea)   La capacitación será impartida por beneficiarios del WTP y tiene como objetivo sensibilizar a la gente en general respecto a cómo responder en casos de desastre, pero sin exponerse. Los participantes pueden aprender más sobre cómo prepararse, cómo tener resiliencia mental y cómo responder en relación a huracanes, inundaciones y otros desastres naturales o emergencias de salud pública.   Los cupos para este evento son limitados y se concederán por orden de llegada. Este es un evento gratuito que se cerrará una vez que se agote la capacidad. Una vez que recibamos su inscripción, siempre y cuando haya cupo disponible, se le enviará un vínculo a Zoom.   El evento tendrá lugar en inglés, pero habrá interpretación simultánea durante la sesión general.   +++++++   Sự kiện huấn luyện về ứng phó và chuẩn bị cho thảm họa Thứ Hai ngày 8 tháng 3 năm 2021 6:00 – 9:00 tối EST (Múi giờ miền Đông) / 5:00 – 8:00 tối CST (Múi giờ miền Trung) Đối tượng phục vụ: Các thành viên cộng đồng, các tổ chức cơ sở, chính quyền địa phương và tiểu bang cùng các tình nguyện viên   Chương trình Đào tạo Nhân viên (WTP) của Viện Khoa học Sức khỏe Môi trường (NIEHS) sẽ tổ chức khóa tập huấn ảo về ứng phó thảm họa như một phần của Nhóm Phối hợp Hoạt động giữa các Tổ chức (IWG) về Công lý Môi trường (EJ) EJ và Các cuộc họp trong khán phòng của Tiểu ban Thảm họa Thiên nhiên. (Trang web Cuộc họp Tòa thị chính)   Khóa tập huấn sẽ do những nhà tài trợ WTP tiến hành nhằm mục đích xây dựng nhận thức chung về cách ứng phó an toàn với thảm họa. Những người tham gia sẽ tìm hiểu thêm về khả năng sẵn sàng, khả năng phục hồi sức khỏe tinh thần và ứng phó vì nó liên quan đến bão lũ và các thảm họa thiên nhiên khác hoặc các tình trạng khẩn cấp về y tế công cộng.   Sự kiện này có không gian giới hạn và trên cơ sở ai đến trước được phục vụ trước. Đây là sự kiện miễn phí; tuy nhiên, chúng tôi sẽ khép lại việc đăng ký khi đạt đến giới hạn số lượng. Chúng tôi sẽ gửi liên kết Zoom đến cho bạn sau khi nhận được hồ sơ đăng ký nếu còn chỗ.   Sự kiện này sẽ chủ yếu diễn ra bằng tiếng Anh; tuy nhiên, chúng tôi sẽ có bố trí phiên dịch đồng thời trong phiên họp chung.   For up-to-date information about Environmental Justice funding opportunities, events, and webinars, subscribe to EPA's Environmental Justice listserv by sending a blank email to: join-epa-ej@lists.epa.gov.   ...

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Feb 24, 2021

Environmental Justice and Natural Disasters/COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Gulf Coast Region

  Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST / 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CST Virtual Event Versión en Español de esta página Phiên bản Tiếng Việt của trang này The Federal Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Environmental Justice (EJ) EJ and Natural Disaster Subcommittee is hosting three virtual Regional Town Hall Meetings in early 2021. The second two-hour virtual Town Hall Meeting will focus on the Gulf Coast Region on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. A three-hour disaster response training will also be offered to community members, volunteers, and other stakeholders who are interested at a later date.      Read more ...

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