There are many other BLACK ACTIVISTS doing environmental justice work in Detroit. A few examples: Dr. Toy Reames at the University of Michigan is doing in-depth work on how utility bills affect the poor. Baba Malik Yakini of D-Town Farms is doing agriculture and education work. The Hon. JoAnn Watson, a former Detroit City Councilwoman, has been instrumental in protests against water shutoffs and more. Other names include Theresa Landrum, Valerie Burris, Will Copeland, Meeko Williams of Hydrate Detroit, and Linda Campbell of the Detroit People’s Platform. Many more names round out a growing list of environmental justice leaders in Detroit.
Dr. Doloris Leonard, Ebony Elmore, MsDeborah’s Smith, Deitra Covington-Porter, Vicki Dobbins, Wanda L. Anderson, Jackie Smith, Theresa Landrum, and many, many more.
“These leaders embody environmental justice work that is rooted in African-centered values and process,” says Lewis-Patrick.
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