History of EJ Summit

In 1997, following a meeting of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (NEJAC) at North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC), a few concerned citizens, activists, academicians, and attorneys gathered to discuss forming a committee to address Environmental Justice (EJ) issues in North Carolina.

It became evident that an Environmental Justice Summit was needed solely to address the environmental degradation suffered by poor communities and communities of color in NC. The ground work was laid for the First Annual NCEJN Summit.

After that initial meeting, additional concerned individuals, organizations, and state agencies were invited to help plan and support the Summit. The NCEJ Network grew out of the 1st Annual NC Community Environmental Justice Summit held in 1998 at the Historical Franklinton Center at Bricks in Whitakers, NC.


       EJ Summit – Program

EJ SummitProgram
YouTube Videos From 18th Annual EJ Summit: 
Community Speak-out and Government Listening Panel
               – Saturday lunch keynote speaker: Ajamu Amiri Dillahunt

EJ Summit – Program
              YouTube Videos From 17th Annual EJ Summit: 
               – Lunch Keynote by Manzoor Cheema 
               – Labor Movement and International Solidarity Panel Discussion  
               – Connecting EJ and International Solidarity: Panel Discussion   
               – Award Ceremony

       EJ Summit and Youth Summit – Agenda and Program
               2014 EJ Summit Report (pdf)

       EJ Summit – Agenda
       Youth Summit – Agenda

       EJ Summit – Flyer
       Youth Summit – Agenda

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