North Carolina Environmental Justice Network Annual Summit
Friday, October 19, 2012 to Saturday, October 20, 2012
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.
information, see http://www.ncejn.org/
or call 252-826-3017