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Honoring Professor Martha Matsuoka Doing Worthwhile EJ-Social Justice Work? You Want Martha on Your Side!

“Brilliant, creative STRATEGIST. Local, regional, international NETWORKER. Critically loyal COMRADE, COLLEAGUE, MENTOR, FRIEND. Unassuming, formidable LEADER/ORGANIZER. These are all the many sides of Martha Matsuoka that I have observed, heard about, and experienced. On any given day, you… Read More

National Movements, Local Organizing by Jan Victor Andasan

“It was like I was driving home from Long Beach back to Carson. No matter where you go, the issues are the same. We were on a toxic tour with Gulf Port residents heading to Pascagoula, Mississippi and… Read More

When “Caring for Kids” Becomes Convenient: Assuming Ignorance After Inaction

The Issue: For years we have worked to resolve the Exide issue, from closure to cleanup, and while we are encouraged by the Governor’s plan to allocate $176.6 million to go towards the cleanup effort, our members have… Read More

People not Profits: The Fight for Environmental Justice

At the beginning of this month, many activists in the greater L.A. region watched in horror as we saw the removal of the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Executive Officer, Dr. Barry Wallerstein. You should be horrified too…. Read More

Why you won’t see EYCEJ at the LA Mayor’s Exide event tomorrow:

First off we would like to make it clear that we are not discouraging anyone from participating in tomorrow’s activities. A component of the event includes door knocking to get residents in Boyle Heights to sign property access… Read More

#GivingTuesday is your chance to give back!

Join EYCEJ online today for #GivingTuesday, the massive global online giving event. For your #GivingTuesday donation, become a member of EYCEJ.

Dia De Los Muertos: Re-membering our ancestors

Our Dia de Los Muertos celebration this year came in a form of a small dinner. I took the morning to put up this altar before everyone arrived to add personal photographs and items. I have put together altares… Read More


#ReclaimingTheLARiver was a film and photography exhibit presented by EYCEJ youth focused on reclaiming the dignity and respect of the LA river for the South LA river communities.The exhibit took place under the 105 fwy on the LA… Read More

LA River Bike Toxic Tour 2015!

We would like to thank all of the EYCEJ members, staff, allies, family and friends that made our 1st LA River Bike Toxic Tour possible and to the 100+ cyclist that joined us despite reaching 100+ degree temperature!… Read More

Victory, Research, Riding & Resources

As we reach the end of the summer, we are excited to highlight how your support has allowed East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice to work towards a safe and healthy environment for communities! We began the year… Read More