Environmental Justice Project

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TAKE ACTION TO END ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM. CHANGE YOUR COMMUNITY. JOIN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PROJECT TODAY!

New Voices is developing the next generation of Environmental Justice leaders through the Environmental Justice Project!

The Environmental Justice Project (EJP) is our collective work to connect our health and environment and the intersection of Racial Justice, Gender Justice and Reproductive Justice. Our primary efforts include our Kinks, Locks & Twists Conference happening in 2019 in Philadelphia, policy advocacy and community organizing, public education and two leadership programs, the Environmental Justice Leadership Network (EJLN) and the Environmental Justice Exchange (EJEx).

The EJLN is a leadership program for Black women and femmes as well as women of color in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Southwest Pennsylvania to develop their capacity to organize for Environmental Justice. EJLN Participants will learn about a variety of issues and topics that impact our health and environment, the understand the powerful connection between Environmental and Reproductive Justice and gain skills to organize and advocate for Environmental Justice in the communities.

The EJLN is an opportunity to create new ways to address environmental racism and implement new practices that improve the health and environment for Black communities. The EJLN is an 8-week program that will begin in October 2018. You must be over 18 to participate.

APPLY FOR EJLN BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

Program Dates:
Session 1:
Thursday, October 11
Session 2:
Saturday, October 20
Session 3: 
Saturday, October 27
Session 4:
Saturday, November 3
Session 5:
Saturday, November 10
Session 6:
Saturday, November 17

There is no cost to participate in EJLN. Meals will be provided. Childcare and transportation will provided upon request. Each participant will receive a small stipend.

Contact Information:
Ciora Thomas, Environmental Justice Leadership Network Coordinator, ciora@newvoicespittsburgh.org, 412.363.4500

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The EJEx is an opportunity to create a more robust and intersectional ecosystem of stakeholders who center the voices, experiences and leadership of Black communities in our struggle to uproot environmental racism and to build healthy communities. White-led environmental organizations will have the opportunity to work with Black-led & people of color -led social justice organizations over the course of the 6-week program. We are looking for interested exchange organizations (environmental organizations) and host organizations (social justice organizations) to participate!

Contact Information:
Matt Dean, Environmental Justice Exchange Coordinator, matt@newvoicespittsburgh.org412.363.4500

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