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"Symposium: Environmental Justice Part One"

Four case-studies of successful fights by low-income minority communities (in Michigan, New York, California and Louisiana) against environmental hazards.May/June 1996 issue of Poverty & Race

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The May/June P&R is a first - a guest-edited issue. It originated in a query from one of our grantees, Kary Moss of the Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice: why didn't we pay greater attention to the issue of environmental justice? That elicited a Hartman-to-Moss missive: why don't you put such an issue together? Happliy, she agreed, and we actually have a two-fer, focussing on the use of demographic information in community environmental struggles. In this issue are four case-studies of successful fights by low-income minority communities (in Michigan, New York, California and Louisiana) against environmental hazards; the July-August issue will follow this with two articles (by Stuart Batterman/Yu-Li Huang and Bunyan Bryant of the University of Michigan) on more general methodological and political considerations in fighting for environmental justice.

We hope this background tale will not discourage others from suggesting topics for us to cover. We welcome your input.

- Chester Hartman, Executive Director


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