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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 order to create 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

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 helps raise awareness about the disproportionate impact of climate change on marginalized communities and works 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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Navigate NOLA

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

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Addressing environmental and health inequities using a racial equity lens.

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Jun 15, 2022

Navigate NOLA Releases Bold New Citywide Campaign Celebrating positive images of Black Girls  

The pioneering Collaborative for African-American Girls and Women presents, “Let Black Girls Be…”to  inspire and empower the community to nurture and protect black girlhood.   New Orleans—The Collaborative for African-American Girls and Women (CAAGW), a powerhouse team of Black women leading organizations that serve black girls in the city of New Orleans, unveils “Let Black Girls Be…”, a new campaign created by Navigate NOLA. The social marketing campaign aims to dismantle racist and sexist attitudes towards black girls that give rise to disparities across the systems with which black girls interface. The campaign’s call to action is unique in that it positions behavior change as the product being marketed, calling on the community at large to shift historically negative attitudes towards black girls and black women to celebrating black girls and extending the same grace to black girls that is extended to their white counterparts throughout girlhood.   The campaign features billboards, located throughout the city of New Orleans, of black and white portraits of black girls, captured by documentary photographer Nina Robinson. The community at large is encouraged to participate in the campaign by visiting the campaign website,, to create their own images, celebrating black women and black girls, and posting them to social media.   CAAGW is a consortium comprised of community-based organizations/projects that support African-American girls in the city of New Orleans. CAAGW works to address the ascending  disparities in education, health and economics that African-American girls face. CAAGW utilizes a collective impact framework to evaluate the impact of programming across the partnering  organizations that serve African-American girls in the city of New Orleans. CAAGW leads small scale research initiatives to examine the experiences of African American girls and young  women that can be brought to scale to better support a landscape that advances equity for  African-American girls and women. CAAGW is comprised of the following organizations: 1.)  Navigate NOLA, 2.) Project Butterfly New Orleans, 3.) The Orchid Society, 4.) Daughters Beyond Incarceration and 5.) The Beautiful Foundation.   CAAGW members, Dr. Danielle Wright and Dr. Rashida Govan, as part of this campaign, co authored a book chapter, elevating the collective power of black women working with black girls, and the expected publishing date of the book is Fall 2022. This summer, CAAGW will release a collective impact report, demonstrating the collective  power of the collaborating organizations and their work, led by black women and centered in the  experiences of black girls.  The “Let Black Girls Be…” campaign continues to provide educators, school based mental  health professionals and youth serving community-based organizations with training and  professional development that seek to expand their capacity to meet the unique needs of black  girls, and to shift schools and communities to spaces of healing for black girls.  For more information, please contact: Dr. Danielle Wright  Navigate NOLA   ...

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Jun 20, 2022

Statement from the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice on the Supreme Court’s Decision in West Virginia v. EPA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2022 NEW ORLEANS, LA – New Orleans, LA  - In response to today’s Supreme Court’s decision in the West Virginia v. EPA case, Dr. Beverly Wright, Executive Director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, released the following statement: “Today’s US Supreme Court decision is the latest in a series of egregious rulings that put millions of people at risk. By ruling that the EPA does not have the authority to regulate carbon pollution from power plants, the Supreme Court jeopardizes our health and blocks environmental justice. Black and other communities of color are disproportionately exposed to power plant pollution which causes premature deaths and worsens the climate crisis. Power plant companies have targeted communities where, on average, 52 percent of residents are Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian American. This preemptive strike on the EPA’s ability to reduce power plant pollution denies our right to clean air and climate action. We will continue our fight for environmental justice and equitable climate solutions.”...

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May 27, 2022

Environmental Justice Voice Newsletter

MAY 2022 EDITION: IN THIS ISSUE: Annual Conference Recap ECWTP Graduation CBO News Success Stories Powerlands Film Fundraiser READ NOW >>

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