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We are pleased to announce that our collaboration with students at Lawrence Technical University has been successfully completed. The project began in early 2020, and although COVID-19 measures prevented us from continuing in-person meetings at the Detroit Center for...

COVID-19’s Continuing Impact on Communities of Color

February 2021 saw the US pass a grim milestone – over 500,000 COVID-19 related deaths. Michigan deaths topped 15,000, with Detroit accounting for 25% of that total. In the early weeks and months of the COVID-19 pandemic, an alarming data trend was revealed. Case,...

Sandra Turner-Handy Joins the DWEJ Board

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice is pleased to announce that we have a new member on our Board of Directors. In September, Sandra Turner-Handy became the latest member of DWEJ's leadership group, adding her wealth of knowledge and experience to our...

EJ Challenge: South Dakota Access Pipeline

The issue - When several Native American tribes led by the Standing Rock Sioux opposed the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), in 2016, a national protest movement was galvanized. The long-standing legal battle waged by tribal nations against Dakota...

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