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MOVING
FORWARD,
TOGETHER

The Descendants Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established to support descendant communities in the 

river parishes working together to dismantle the legacies of slavery and to achieve a healed and liberated future.

WHAT IS THE 
DESCENDANTS PROJECT?

 

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.

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LATEST UPDATES

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation is sharing its concerns and objections to the proposed Greenfield Terminal project in Wallace.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience.

Read the full statement in the link.

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#PutHousingFirst Radio Show: The Descendants Project

Host Andreanecia Morris is joined by Joy and Jo Banner from the Descendants Project to talk about the work they're doing to combat environmental racism and injustice in St. John the Baptist Parish.

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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".

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IN THE NEWS

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

EPA Calls Out Environmental Racism in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

ProPublica

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Army Corps questions cumulative environmental and health impact of Greenfield’s proposed grain elevator project in letter rejecting “cultural resources survey”

The Lens

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Letter: EPA finds strong evidence state agencies have left Black residents living near Denka and throughout the Chemical Corridor disproportionately exposed to harmful pollutants

The Lens

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