"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

May 27, 2015
Zumba
10:00 am
May 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
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EYCEJ's Youth in Action at Bell Gardens High School
12:00 pm
May 27, 2015 - 1:00 pm
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June 2, 2015
Commerce Youth Meeting
6:00 pm
June 2, 2015 - 8:00 pm
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June 3, 2015
Zumba
10:00 am
June 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
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Commerce Senior Meeting Update
10:30 am
June 3, 2015 - 11:30 am
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EYCEJ's Youth in Action at Bell Gardens High School
12:00 pm
June 3, 2015 - 1:00 pm
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June 4, 2015
City of Commerce Adult Member Meeting
6:00 pm
June 4, 2015 - 7:30 pm
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June 5, 2015
La Cosecha Collectiva Harvest Day
11:00 am
June 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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East LA Adult Member Meeting
11:30 am
June 5, 2015 - 12:30 pm
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June 9, 2015
Commerce Youth Meeting
6:00 pm
June 9, 2015 - 8:00 pm
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Living in a Toxic Environment: Isella Ramirez’s Story