"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.


    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


Upcoming Events

April 24, 2015
La Cosecha Collectiva Harvest Day
11:00 am
April 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm
Contact person: Hugo Lujan 323. 263.2113
April 25, 2015
Italian Night Board Event
6:00 pm
April 25, 2015 - 10:30 pm
Come and enjoy an Italian Dinner, Live Auction, and Karaoke Competition all for a great cause. Only 21 and over, Beer and Wine For sale!!!!
April 28, 2015
Commerce Youth Meeting
6:00 pm
April 28, 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 29, 2015
10:00 am
April 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
Joing the Zumbantes in the movement toward creating a pollution free community!
With every salsa, merengue, and cumber step, we build a movement toward all forms of justice in our communities.
Wednesdays 10am-11am
5119 Kinsie st Commerce CA 90040

$12 per month

More info: 323.263.2113


Joing los Zumbantes en el movimiento hacia la creación de una comunidad libre de contaminación!
Con cada salsa, merengue, y paso cumber, construimos un movimiento hacia todas las formas de la justicia en nuestras comunidades.
Miércoles 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
5119 Kinsie st Comercio CA 90040

$ 3 por clase

Más información: 323.263.2113
EYCEJ's Youth in Action at Bell Gardens High School
12:00 pm
April 29, 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 30, 2015
710 PC Meeting
6:00 pm
April 30, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Living in a Toxic Environment: Isella Ramirez’s Story