East Los Angeles is a frontline zone that is oversaturated with industrial sites, heavily trafficked freeways, and emissions emanating from port related cargo transports. School, homes, playgrounds and parks are in immediate proximity to these sources of air pollution.
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Watford pronounced to the audience during her acceptance speech, “It isn’t the fate of our community — or our planet — to be a dumping ground.”
I thought of all the amazing people that have been on my radar over the past twelve months. They are on the front lines of activism to heal the planet.
Both the Indigenous communities in Canada and the residents of Port Arthur have seen elevated incidence of illness.