The history of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice has always been deeply intertwined with the battle against racism. At its core, DWEJ is actively committed to and involved in the fight for equality, and more specifically, in elevating the health, social, environmental and economic inequities that communities of color continue to experience to this day. We strive to provide Detroit residents with the tools they need to enact change in their own neighborhoods. We are guided by the Principles of Environmental Justice and will remain relentless in our pursuit to keep the voices of the communities we serve at the forefront of all our efforts. Read more about the connection between the BLM movement and its relationship to Environmental Justice.
- Claire Elise Thompson. “From activism to action: What’s next for climate and racial justice? Four experts weigh in”.
- Adelle Thomas & Rueanna Haynes. “Black Lives Matter: the link between climate change and racial justice”.
The Climate Analytics Blog. 06/22/2020.
- Claire Elise Thompson. “Why racial justice is climate justice: The worst disasters are never colorblind”.
- Somini Sengupta. “Black Environmentalists Talk About Climate and Anti-Racism: It’s impossible to live sustainably without tackling inequality, activists say.” The New York Times: Climate Forward. 06/03/2020.
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