EJ Summit

The 2014 EJ SummitUniting for 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 17-18, 2014 – Add it to your calendar!


Please see “Summit Registration” tab listed under “EJ Summit”.
For those needing lodging – The lodging is a motel style room with a private bath, which can accommodate up to 4 people (two double-beds). Lodging is also available at local hotels, but would not be included in the registration fees listed. Please contact NCEJN for more info. ***Lodging is LIMITED this year due to renovations in the dorms. PLEASE register now to ensure lodging.*** 

Summit Flyer

EJ Summit Flyer



2014 EJ Summit Agenda (pdf)


2014 EJ Summit Agenda (subject to change)

Friday, October 17

 12:00pm-1:00pm        Registration, Lunch

1:00pm-1:20pm          Welcome: Naeema Muhammad, Director NCEJN

1:20pm- 3:45pm         Submitted Research, Convener – Steve Wing

The Location of Greensboro’s Landfills is an Environmental Injustice

Creating a swine waste spatial database for evaluating water quality

Hog farm workers in North Carolina can persistently carry livestock-associated, antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: What does that mean for worker health?

Industrial Agriculture and Environmental Injustice in NC: 50 years after the Civil Rights Act        

Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant Biosludge Applications and Perfluoroalkyl Acid Surface Water Contamination in North Carolina

 Race, poverty, and hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina: an environmental justice analysis

 4:00pm-6:00pm         Community Speak-out and Government Listening Panel

6:00pm-6:30pm          Networking

6:30pm-8:00pm          Dinner and Keynote Speaker (William Barber III from NAACP)

8:00pm-9:30pm          Film Screening of Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek Presented by Working Films and following discussion facilitated by Omega Wilson, Omari Wilson, and David Caldwell


Saturday, October 19

 7:30am-8:30am        Breakfast

8:30am-8:45am       Welcome and Opening – Naeema Muhammad, NCEJN Director

8:45am-10:00am       The Role of EJ in the Forward Together/Not One Step Back Movement in Rural South

10:15am-11:45am       Concurrent Sessions:

1) Energy

2) Basic Amenities/ Solid Waste

12:00pm-1:45pm       Lunch, Award Ceremony, and Keynote Speaker (Ruben Solis from University Sin Fronteras, Atlanta, GA)

1:45pm -3:15pm         Concurrent Sessions:

1) Industrial Agriculture

2) Militarism and EJ

3:30pm-4:15pm          Concurrent Session Reports – Session reporters, note takers

4:15pm-4:45pm          Youth EJ Summit Presentation

4:45pm-5:00pm         Closing Session


*Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 2 R13 ES023736-02 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



We invite all interested parties who would like to present at the 2013 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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