Working with valley communities to achieve environmental & Climate Justice
Engage San Joaquin Valley communities to increase social justice awareness, strengthen grassroots leadership for the empowerment of Latinos, Immigrants and youth to achieve environmental sustainable justice while improving community health
Develop leadership for a healthy popular participatory democracy in Valley Latino communities. Build capacity from the individual to the regional via community action committees, networks and coalitions to effectively engage in land use planning and regional policy processes.
Build new leaders through a process of critical environmental and community literacy. This entails a community based process of participatory action research. Community, as experts of their own reality, identify issues and problems in the community, undergo a process to understand impacts, origin, elements that sustain concern and provide policy or practical recommendations for change.
Prevent accumulation of pollution sources in and around Latino communities through community based campaigns to avoid the perpetuation of disproportionate impacts on the most vulnerable in society, the politically disenfranchised, the low-income and people of color.
Create locally focused community partnerships between workforce, social, mental health providing orgs, community residents, EJ leaders and other entities, including governmental agencies to mitigate or eliminate local pollution and the impacts thereof.
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