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May 18, 2022 - May 18, 2022

Powerlands Film Screening and Benefit

The Southern Premiere of Powerlands, featuring a post-screening discussion w/ local organizers & the filmmaker. About this event Presented by the PATOIS Film Collective and Deep South Center for Environmental Justice: Powerlands, a new film about Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice. Screening and Benefit, Wednesday, May 18, 6:30pm, at the Broad Theater. Featuring a post-screening discussion with: Shannon Rainey, President of Residents of Gordon Plaza Donny Verdin, Vice Principle Chief, United Houma Nation Powerlands Director Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso Tickets: $10 All proceeds from this event will be equally shared with the United Houma Nation & the Residents of Gordon Plaza.  CLICK TO GET TICKETS ABOUT POWERLANDS A young Navajo filmmaker investigates displacement of Indigenous people and devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. On this personal and political journey she learns from Indigenous activists across three continents. Powerlands is the winner of best film at 2022 American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs). This screening is the US Southern Premiere. ABOUT IVEY CAMILLE MANYBEADS TSO Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso is an award-winning queer Navajo filmmaker, and a recent fellow with the Firelight Media Documentary Filmmaker Lab. She started making films at the age of 9, through the Native youth media project Outta Your Backpack Media. At the age of 13 she made the award-winning fiction film In the Footsteps of Yellow Woman, based in the true story of her great-great-great grandmother Yellow Woman, who lived through the Navajo Long Walk of 1864-1868. The film screened in over 90 film festivals internationally and won 11 awards. Ivey Camille continued to refine her filmmaking craft with a full scholarship to Idyllwild Arts Academy in California. She later returned home to work on films in her community of Navajo Nation. At the age of 19, Ivey Camille began work on Powerlands, her first feature. ...

Location

The Broad Theater
636 North Broad Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

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Apr 13, 2022 - Apr 16, 2022

Eighth Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice in collaboration with Texas Southern University will host the in-person Eight Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference April 13 - 16, 2022. The conference has been postponed until the Spring of 2022 due to the surge in the COVID19 Omicron Variant. The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice and coastal community residents impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change in order to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development).  COVID19 VACCINATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS.    8th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference ...

Location

555 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Dec 9, 2019 - Nov 16, 2020

Climate Change Solutions - 7th Annual Conference 2019

Climate Change Solutions: The Imperative Call to Action Dr. Beverly Wright, founding executive director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) and Dr. Robert D. Bullard, distinguished professor, Texas Southern University co-convened the 7th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference in New Orleans, November 13-16, 2019.  This year’s conference theme, “Climate Change Solutions: The Imperative to Action,” was especially relevant given the severity of environmental and climate challenges facing the people and places in the vulnerable U.S. Gulf Coast and Southeast region where the vast majority of HBCUs are located.  Over three hundred youth, students, faculty, staff, faith, environmental and climate justice leaders from twenty-one Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), nine predominately white institutions (PWIs), and a representatives from five HBCU Gulf Coast Partner Communities (New Orleans, LA, Houston, TX, Gulfport, MS, Mobile, AL, and Pensacola, FL) gathered in New Orleans to participate in discussions about building just, fair and equitable climate solutions to the crisis facing frontline communities.  Each year student attendees have an opportunity to present their research as well as interact with community members experiencing environmental exposure and negative impacts of climate change. Click here for more....

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Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019

Seventh Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference

November 13 – 16, 2019 The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc. in collaboration with Texas Southern University will host the Seventh Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference November 13 – 16, 2019. The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice, coastal community residents, and faith organizations impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change in order to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development). Read More > 7th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference Funders:  ...

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Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

Fighting for our Lives: 6th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference

2018 HBCU Climate Change Presentations Dr. Beverly Wright, executive director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) and Dr. Robert Bullard, distinguished professor, Texas Southern University co-convened the 6th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference in New Orleans, September 18 – 23, 2018. Xavier University of Louisiana President, Dr. Reynold Verret, welcomed conference participants to their beautiful campus and Mayor LaToya Cantrell took time out of her busy schedule to welcome conference participants to the City of New Orleans. This year’s theme was, Fighting for our Lives.”   Over three hundred students, faculty, staff, faith, environmental justice and community leaders gathered to participate in the discussion about equity, inclusion, sustainability, and adaptation in the face of climate change.  Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) in attendance included: Alcorn State University, Alabama A & M University, Bethune Cookman University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Florida A & M University, Grambling State University, Howard University, Jackson State University, Kentucky State University, Lincoln University, North Carolina A & M University, South Carolina State University, Southern University A & M, Spelman College, Tennessee State University, Texas Southern University, Virginia State University, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Other university participants included the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston, Emory University – Rollins School of Public Health, Chatham University, Humboldt State University, Carnegie Mellon University-Heinz College.  Four students from De La Salle High School, were also in attendance. The four-day conference included the Plantation to Plant Tour (Cancer Alley), expert panels, student panels, a student poster session, a career fair, two keynote speakers, two interactive workshops and the 2018 Damu Smith Award. For more information Click Here.  ...

Location

1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

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