EJ Summit

The 2015 EJ Summit

The Role of International Solidarity in Achieving Environmental Justice

Meeting Location

Historic Franklinton Center at Bricks
Edgecombe County
Us Highway 301, South of Enfield & North of Whitakers
Whitakers, NC 27891
Location Details: extLink_lvhttp://www.ucc.org/franklinton-center/

Event Dates

 October 16-17, 2015 – Add it to your calendar!


Please see “Summit Registration” tab listed under “EJ Summit” or click here.
***LODGING UPDATE: We have reached capacity at the Franklinton Center. If you are not requesting a scholarship, please arrange for your own off-site lodging. (Please see below for lodging suggestions.) If you are requesting a scholarship and need lodging on Friday night, please email or call the Summit Coordinators as soon as possible (email: ncejsummit@gmail.com; Adrien Ph: 214-642-1056.)  *** 

The Franklinton Center lodging options include: a motel-style room with a private bath that which can accommodate up to 4 people (two double-beds) or a dorm-style room that can accommodate 2 people (two twin-beds).

Additional lodging is also available at local hotels. We are not responsible for securing this reservation for you. We suggest Country Inn & Suites (Ph: 252-442-0500; Address: 672 English Road, Rocky Mount). They have a group rate for $69.00/night if you tell them you are with NCEJN. Please make these arrangements immediately as the group deal will not apply after 10-9-2015. This hotel fee is is not included in the registration fees listed.

Please contact NCEJN for more information or clarifications.

Summit Flyer

            2015 EJ Summit Flyer


            2015 EJ Summit Agenda (pdf)

2015 EJ Summit Agenda (subject to change)

Friday, October 16 –

12:00-1:00pm Registration & Lunch
1:00-1:20pm Welcome: Naeema Muhammad & Ayo Wilson, NCEJN Co-Directors
1:20- 3:45pm Submitted Research, Convener – Danielle Spurlock
List of Presentation Titles (TBD)
     (15 min. break)
4:00pm-6:00pm Community Speak-out and Government Listening Panel
     (30 min. break and networking)
6:30pm-9:30pm Steve Wing Celebration

Saturday, October 17 –

7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:30-8:45am Welcome: Naeema Muhammad & Ayo Wilson, NCEJN Co-Directors
8:45-10:00am Plenary Panel: Connecting Environmental Justice and International Solidarity Against State Violence
     (15 min. break)
10:15-11:45am Concurrent Sessions:
           1) Energy Injustice
           2) Labor Movement and International Solidarity in EJ
     (15 min. break)
12:00-1:45pm Lunch, Awards Ceremony, and Keynote Speaker (Manzoor Cheema)
1:45 -3:15pm Concurrent Sessions:
           1) Industrial Agriculture, Pollution, & Racism
           2) “Our bodies, our stories”: Intergenerational Workshop for Movement-Building
     (15 min. break)
3:30-4:15pm Concurrent Session Reports
4:15-4:45pm Youth Performance
4:45-5:00pm Closing Session


We invite all interested parties who would like to present at the 2015 EJ Summit to submit papers that address environmental justice topics from any disciplinary perspective, including environmental sciences, social sciences, humanities, law, journalism, public health and medicine. Find out more about the call for papers.

Additional information

See more info on NCEJN’s Community Resilience Environmental Justice Award and the Steve Wing International Environmental Justice Award.


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