A Summit for Justice

The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network hosted their 21st annual NC Environmental Justice Summit in Whitakers, NC last week. We spoke with members of communities impacted by environmental justice concerns, including Community Resilience Award winner David Hairston and two former Alcoa employees with disturbing insight into the company’s safety and discrimination policies while it operated in West Badin, NC — and the toxic mess the company left behind when it moved operations overseas.

Plus — Rev. Elly Mendez Angulo talks about the storied history — and future — of the Franklinton Center at Bricks, where the summit took place.