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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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May 4, 2021

Program Manager for (WTP) Position

PROGRAM MANAGER POSITION Worker Training Program (WTP)   Position Description – Program Manager The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice is seeking an experienced Program Manager. We are interested in hiring a highly motivated person who can perform day-to-day administrative duties including tracking data, writing reports, attending WTP meetings and trainings, tracking WTP graduates' progress, and processing contracts and invoices. About the Organization The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families harmed by pollution and vulnerable to climate change in the Gulf Coast Region through research, education, community and student engagement for policy change, as well as health and safety training for environmental careers. Currently, the DSCEJ employs 13 people. The DSCEJ directs projects involving universities and community-based organizations in seven states. The DSCEJ was founded by Dr. Beverly Wright in 1992 in collaboration with community environmental groups and universities in the Southern region to advance environmental justice. Since this time, the DSCEJ has become a powerful resource for environmental justice research, education, advocacy, as well as health and safety training for environmental careers. The DSCEJ provides opportunities for communities, scientific researchers, and decision makers to collaborate on projects that promote the rights of all people to be free from environmental harm as it impacts health, jobs, housing, education, and quality of life. A major goal of the Center continues to be the development of environmental justice leaders in African American and other communities of color along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor and the broader Gulf Coast Region. Position Responsibilities ·      Incumbent must be experienced in and demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills. The position requires significant report writing, data collection, and communicating with community partners and employment agencies. ·      Incumbent will report to the Assistant Director for Training and Operations implementing day to day administration and program activities including tracking data, writing reports, attending WTP meetings and trainings, tracking WTP graduates' progress, and processing contracts and invoices. ·      Requires in-depth knowledge of WTP regulations and laws as well as knowledge of effective case management procedures. The ability to analyze data, problem solve and understand complex situations. The ability to communicate orally and in writing. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employment agencies and other partner agencies. Perform other duties as assigned.  Required Skills and Qualifications ·       Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work or related field. ·       Minimum of five years of experience. ·       Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines. ·       High work ethic and integrity. ·        Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel programs, and Google platform. ·       A flexible, creative, entrepreneurial spirit and a shared for the mission, vision and values of the DSCEJ. ·       An approachable nature and ability to handle questions and requests timely. ·       Exceptional written and oral communication skills. ·       Ability to work independently and complete tasks. ·       Ability to contribute and collaborate with the team and across the organization. ·       Strong analytical and organizational skills. ·       Experience working with diverse constituents, teams and colleagues. ·       Ability to employ flexibility and creativity in the face of ambiguity and challenge. ·       Organizational and program management experience. Salary & Benefits Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary range: $55-65K. It is the policy of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. HOW TO APPLY: Please email a detailed cover letter highlighting your interest, your resume and three professional references in Microsoft Word to maryw@dscej.org. Please include the Program Manager Position in the subject line. t  ...

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Apr 6, 2021

This is Environmental Racism

Dr. Beverly Wright is featured in The Washington Post Environmental Racism Article. They came from Prince William Sound, Alaska, where the Exxon Valdez oil spill had ruined Native American fisheries; from Albuquerque, where open uranium mines were emitting high levels of radiation; from Chicago, where power plant pollution had dirtied neighborhoods. They came from Houston, where garbage dumps were located next to Black communities. Some of their homes had terrible names, such as the strand of tiny towns between New Orleans and Baton Rouge known as Cancer Alley. On opening day, only organizations with people of color in executive positions were allowed to participate. Over the four-day summit, activists prayed into microphones in English and Sioux, Korean and Spanish, long prayers seeking deliverance from suffering.  Read more    ...

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Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Beverly Wright appointed to White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

Yesterday President Biden announced members of a new White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council to support his whole-of-government approach to addressing the climate crisis. The WHEJAC was established by President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad to fulfill his and Vice President Harris’s commitment to confronting long standing environmental injustices and to ensuring that historically marginalized and overburdened communities have greater input on federal policies and decisions. Dr. Beverly Wright, founder and executive director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, is one of several renowned environmental justice leaders appointed to the WHEJAC. Below is her statement of response: "I am deeply honored to have been selected as a member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The elevation of this body to the Office of the President demonstrates the importance of environmental justice to this Administration. I pledge to do all that is within my power to raise issues of concern to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Region and to work tirelessly through WHEJAC to improve the health and wellness, including economic conditions, in communities disproportionately exposed to toxic pollution and climate-induced disasters." Today WHEJAC will host a public meeting at 2:00 pm Eastern that you're invited to attend, along with Dr. Wright, and to provide a comment. To RSVP, click here:  WHEJAC Virtual Public Meeting. ...

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