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In March the City of Dallas invited a speaker to its Climate Symposium to advise them about air pollution monitoring for environmental justice. By June, they’d already ignored him. Another great short by Rick Baraff.

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TUESDAY TOWN HALL ON RACIST ZONING

by jim on June 22, 2020

Join Us for Another Timely Town Hall on Environmental Justice This Coming Tuesday Our Neighborhood Self-Defense Project is on a Mission to Eliminate the Racism That Redlining Left Behind. It’s a funded, multi-year campaign to re-map pollution burdens in Southern Dallas. Learn about this exciting new challengeto the Status Quo. We can make sure newShingle […]

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On May 27th Dallas City Hall rejected pleas from Southern Dallas residents and supporters to establish an Environmental Health Commission as part of its new Climate Plan. On June 1st it provided the best reason yet as to why one is so desperately needed. Proclaiming that the city had finally come through with a new […]

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CLICK HERE TO SEND AN EMAIL RIGHT NOW. YOU CAN ADD YOUR OWN COMMENTS For over a year Southern Sector Rising has been lobbying the City Council for the restoration of the Dallas Environmental Health Commission. With the adoption of the City’s Climate Plan, the Council has a chance to do that next Wednesday , […]

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A BIG THANK YOU

by jim on May 13, 2020

You Contributed Over $21,000 for Our COVID-Connected Program Work Last Week In our first ever attempt to conduct a week-long fundraising campaign, much less during an unprecedented pandemic, we had unprecedented success. Over seven days our supporters contributed a total of $21,600 to Dowwinders at Risk. That’s the most we’ve ever raised during one of […]

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It’s Friday. That means it’s the last day of our COVID-connected fundraising campaign   Thank you to everyone who’d contributed and helped us spread the word during this week’s fundraising onslaught. It’s been a tremendous success. We’ll be able to announce the final numbers next week, but we’re very grateful. This is the first time […]

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Mayor Johnson is still a No-Show At Shingle Mountain today   So we’re leaving the lights on to help him find us tonight   The company we’re renting these searchlights from promised a 25-mile view radius. Help us learn if we got our money’s worth. Let us know if you can see it from where […]

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Unique Earth Day Protest Spotlights Mayor’s Indifference to Southern Dallas’ “Pre-Existing Conditions”   Connecting COVID to People of Color, 200 Street Signs Posted, Searchlights turned on to Show Mayor the Way to Shingle Mountain and Real “Equity”   FOLLOW US LIVE AT https://www.facebook.com/events/173129143854665/?active_tab=discussion  (Dallas) – A local group is using the 50th anniversary of Earth […]

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There’s a lot of angst and disappointment among Dallas green groups over the draft of the consultant-driven Dallas Climate Plan released a couple of weeks ago and headed to a final vote in April. Despite Mayor Mike Rawlings vowing to “adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement” in […]

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Gathering in an outdoor pavilion only feet away from the notorious Shingle Mountain, the illegal dump’s neighbors recently began to hammer together a very different future for what they want their community to look like. Using Legos, pipe cleaners, and construction paper Neighbors United members built a 3-D version of their new vision as part […]

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An important part of Downwinders’ 2020 agenda got a big boost this last month when we learned we’d received a $20,000 Communities Foundation of Texas grant to take on Dallas’ environmentally unsound and racist zoning as part City Hall’s upcoming “forwardDallas!” land planning process. Touted as a meeting-intensive opportunity to reshape Dallas neighborhoods by the […]

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What if you found out an industrial polluter was operating in your densely-populated neighborhood and the state told you not to worry because an obsolete computer model of the polluter’s releases 17 years ago and 500 miles away, in a desert, performed by the polluter themselves, said everything was OK? That’s exactly the situation Joppa […]

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 At our June board meeting, we welcomed Cindy Hua to membership on the Downwwinders Board. Cindy came to us via our monthly portable monitoring training, which she quickly mastered and now helps teach. She’s a SMU graduate student in Sustainability Design with a BA in Biology and committed to bridging STEAM education and environmental justice. […]

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Dallas Goes After Shingle M… by on Scribd

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ROOT AND BRANCH 2019 Dec 5th-8th

by jim on November 11, 2018

3 Events to Make You a Better Activist      

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