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Black Friday Tour
This Black Friday we take you to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to highlight the impact that the backlog at the ports is having on frontline communities. We want to highlight the impacts of consumer shopping and the environmental racism that is built into the United States logistics infrastructure and how this impacts the warehousing in the inland region. Instagram - @ccaej_ Twitter - @CCAEJ Facebook - Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
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Penny Newman, Founder and Former Executive Director of CCAEJ stopped by and spoke with us about the history of the region, origins of the organization, and the intersectionality of the environmental justice movement. Filmed & Edited by Daniel R.
City Council Meeting - Fontana
Despite community opposition, Mayor Acquanetta Warren and her Cronies approved the construction of a 92,433Ft warehouse that'll be neighboring homes, under 500Ft from Poplar Elementary School, and a reminder that Fontana's elected leaders will never prioritize its community's health and safety. Before the City Council Meeting, Liz Sena of the South Fontana Concerned Citizens Coalition spoke about why it's important the community remains engaged and why it’s time to hold Fontana's elected leaders accountable. Filmed & Edited by Daniel Reyes
Yes to Citizenship Rally - San Bernardino, CA
On September 17 we took part in the Yes to Citizenship rally where we joined community members and partner organizations to speak on and to advocate for Immigration reform, justice, and freedom. YES TO IMMIGRATION. YES TO CITIZENSHIP. Filmed & Edited by Daniel Reyes
LA Times Report Tour - Fontana, CA
On September 10 we were able to join Liz Sena of the South Fontana Concerned Citizens Coalition (@southfontana )and take part in a upcoming LA Times Report. We spoke about the development of warehouses near sensitive receptors and the ramifications of the attorney generals lawsuit against the city of Fontana. Filmed & Edited by Daniel Reyes
Speaking with future Physicians at CUSM - Colton, CA
Yesterday, CCAEJ’s Interim Executive Director Ana Gonzalez was invited to speak with training physicians at the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM). She spoke about our ongoing efforts, environmental justice, the history of the communities we serve, and the PIVOTAL role our medical professionals play in protecting our people and our environment. We’re grateful for the opportunity to speak with future physicians that are actively working to improve the community. Filmed & Edited by Daniel Reyes
Press Conference - Fontana, California
On July 27th, SFCCC and CCAEJ held a press conference in Fontana to update community members on the development on the Slover and Oleander Warehouse Project, as well as recognize and celebrate the decision by Attorney General Ray Bonta’s office and The Sierra Club to file lawsuits against the City of Fontana challenging its approval. This project would blatantly violate CEQA standards and will jeopardize the health of Fontana’s students and families. “Fontana residents shouldn’t have to choose between economic development and clean air. They deserve both.” - Attorney General Rob Bonta “Fontana’s action in approving this polluting industrial use in the midst of a neighborhood adjective to Jurupa Hills HS was reckless and illegal and it must be stopped.” - Mary Ann Ruiz, Chair of San Gorgonio Chapter of the Sierra Club You can read Attorney General Bonta’s press release announcing his lawsuit at bit.ly/FontanaAGBonta What is CEQA? The California Environmental Quality Act Visit bit.ly/WhatIsCEQA (case-sensitive) for more information. Filmed & Edited by Daniel Reyes
Air Filtration Distribution Event - Jurupa Valley, CA
On August 4th, CCAEJ in partnership with IQAir Foundation and Viridian Partners held a community event to distribute almost 50 AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS to Belltown and Jurupa Valley communities. This was a collective effort, included in the agreement between the City of Jurupa Valley and Viridian Partners to redevelop the Riverside Cement Company site into the Agua Mansa Commerce Park. We'd like to thank IQAir, Viridian Partners, the City of Jurupa Valley, and especially the community members who were able to attend, ask questions, and learn about Environmental Justice. Filmed & Edited by Daniel Reyes
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