There's Power in Knowledge
In Spring 2014, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) teamed up with Statistics for Action to learn new ways of communicating and understanding scientific data through the power of popular education techniques and activities designed by environmental justice communities and researchers. This collaboration resulted in a series of workshops in the Manchester and Furr High School communities.
Together, we looked at real-time data that had been gathered by t.e.j.a.s. organizers to better understand the potential health risks associated with diesel particulate matter.
This video is a brief acknowledgement of that collaboration and highlights some of the difficulties we encountered at the beginning of our environmental justice work. We continue to learn how to better incorporate a balance of anecdotal and scientific data to organize for change.
Map of the Manchester Community in Houston, Texas
Chemical Security Briefing - July 24, 2014