Laura Cortez and Paola Dela Cruz-Pérez of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, give a talk and workshop called "Toxic Impacts of the Exide Lead Battery Recycling Plant" as part of the "Crossroads: Intersections of Los Angeles' Energy, Environmental, Housing, and Racial Justice Movements."
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) started and continues to be a community-led movement that addresses the disproportionate and avoidable health impacts to neighborhoods in Los Angeles created by white supremacist systems and perpetuated by policy. This event will include an intersectional approach to addressing environmental racism, including the trajectory of the Exide shutdown and looking to community-based solutions along with policy advocacy for community leadership.
The series will feature academics, grassroots activists, lawyers, local government officials, and nonprofit organizations and will focus on three interconnected landscapes: housing resources, policing, and environmental racism
Learn more about Crossroads, view the calendar of events, and register here.