WHAT IS THE
The Descendants Project is an emerging organization committed to the intergenerational healing and flourishing of the Black descendant community in the Louisiana river parishes. The lands of the river parishes hold the intersecting histories of enslavement, settler colonialism, and environmental degradation.
TDP AT THE U.N.
We are taking our fight to save our community to the world. Please follow The Descendants Project's Facebook page to see updates on their visit to the United Nations in Geneva.
The founders of The Descendants Project Jo Banner and Joy Banner testified before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
They demand a moratorium on toxic industry in their community which is nicknamed "Cancer Alley".