"A Conversation Deferred...Yet Again" by Taylor Thomas

    "A Conversation Deferred...Yet Again" by Taylor Thomas 

    "Last week, AQMD held a conference in Downtown LA to, in their words "highlight ways in which public agencies can better collaborate with local communities and improve coordination in responding to residents’ concerns. Participants will engage in direct dialogue with stakeholders from impacted communities, academic researchers, health professionals, and others focused on the need to protect and improve the region’s air quality." As a resident under AQMD's jurisdiction, and an environmental justice advocate, I was excited to have the opportunity to engage with AQMD and other agencies about the issues affecting my community. And I was not the only one; residents and community-based organizations sacrificed their Friday morning (and afternoon) for the chance to have their voices heard.

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    EYCEJ Seed Bank: Queering Environmental Justice by Xugo Lujan

    EYCEJ is launching a blog series, #EYCEJSeedBank, focus on highlighting leaders within our movement. This series is to lift up the passion that fuels our work. As communities committed to #FightingForLife we are constantly battling larger systems of power, whether they be the State or corporations. We hope this series is an avenue to shed light on the love and humanity of our movement by sharing the stories of organizers/community members/leaders.The personal is political, and we want to provide a space for our leaders to share the passion that fuels our everyday struggles and resiliency. We encourage folks to engage in our series and initiate conversation (comment, 'like', share, tag). 

    This blog is place to hold space to share the narratives of our movement.

    Queering Environmental Justice by Xugo Lujan

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Upcoming Events

March 31, 2015
Commerce Youth Meeting
6:00 pm
March 31, 2015 - 8:00 pm
EYCEJ Youth Meetings are a space for youth members to come together and organize outreach efforts around environmental and justice issues in our communities.

EYCEJ Youth Meetings are held at EYCEJ Community Room located at 5117 Kinise st Commerce CA 90040

Contact Community Organizer Hugo Lujan for more info at 323.263.2113 or hlujan@eycej.org

Interested in receiving EYCEJ Youth Text updates?
Text: @EYCEJYouth to 657.900.5161
April 1, 2015
EYCEJ Zumba Class Trial
10:00 am
April 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
Cuerpo Sano, Ciudad Sana! Zumba Fitness with EYCEJ!
Join the Zumbantes in the movement to create a community free of pollution!
Wednesday March 18th, 2015 10AM-11AM
$3/ Class with EYCEJ Membership
$4/ Class without EYCEJ Membership

Acompanen a Zumbantes en el movimiento para crear una cuidad libre de contaminacion!
Miercoles 18 de Marzo 10-11AM
$3/Clase con membrecia
$4/Clase sin membrecia
Commerce Senior Meeting Update
10:30 am
April 1, 2015 - 11:30 am
Commerce Senior Meetings are a space for community members to come together and organize outreach and preparation efforts around environmental and justice issues in our communities.

Commerce Senior Meetings are held at

Meetings are held 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:30am.

Contact Community Organizer Hugo Lujan for more info at 323.263.2113 or hlujan@eycej.org
EYCEJ's Youth in Action at Bell Gardens High School
12:00 pm
April 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm
EYCEJ’s Youth in Action (YA!) club at Bell Gardens High School provides a space for youth to become engaged in local environmental health and justice issues. Members learn about local efforts to create a healthier community while developing leadership skills, public speaking skills and facilitation skills.

YA! meetings are held every Wednesday during Lunch in Mr. Matas Room 41.

Interested in receiving Youth in Action BGHS text updates?
Text: @BGHSYA to 657.900.5161
April 2, 2015
City of Commerce Adult Member Meeting
6:00 pm
April 2, 2015 - 7:30 pm
EYCEJ Adult Meetings are a space for community members to come together and organize outreach and preparation efforts around environmental and justice issues in our communities.

EYCEJ Adult Meetings are held at EYCEJ Community Room located at 5117 Kinise st Commerce CA 90040

Meetings are held 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 6pm-7:30pm.

Contact Community Organizer Hugo Lujan for more info at 323.263.2113 or hlujan@eycej.org
April 3, 2015
East LA Adult Member Meeting
11:30 am
April 3, 2015 - 12:30 pm
EYCEJ Adult Meetings are a space for community members to come together and organize outreach and preparation efforts around environmental and justice issues in our communities.

EYCEJ Adult Meetings are held at YWCA, 4315 Union Pacific Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90023, United States

Meetings are held 1st Friday of the month at 11:30am.

Contact Community Organizer Hugo Lujan for more info at 323.263.2113 or hlujan@eycej.org

Living in a Toxic Environment: Isella Ramirez’s Story