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North Carolina Environmental Justice Network Annual Summit

Friday, October 19, 2012 to Saturday, October 20, 2012

Historic Franklinton Center at Bricks

Whitakers, NC

In 1997, following a meeting of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (NEJAC) at North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC), a few concerned citizens, activists, academicians, and attorneys gathered to discuss forming a committee to address Environmental Justice (EJ) issues in North Carolina.

It became evident that an Environmental Justice Summit was needed solely to address the environmental degradation suffered by poor communities and communities of color in NC. The ground work was laid for the First Annual NCEJN Summit.

After that initial meeting, additional concerned individuals, organizations, and state agencies were invited to help plan and support the Summit. The NCEJ Network grew out of the 1st Annual NC Community Environmental Justice Summit held in 1998 at the Historical Franklinton Center at Bricks in Whitakers, NC

For more information, see http://www.ncejn.org/ or call 252-826-3017

 

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