An emerging organization committed to the intergenerational healing and flourishing of the Black descendant community in the Louisiana river parishes.
#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.
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".
A letter from Marc H. Morial
President and Chief Executive Officer National Urban League, to Christopher James who wants to build the Greenfield Grain Terminal close to the Whitney Plantation.
"Your plans reflect insensitivity to this historic, treasured, and sacred site of an essential element of African American history."
LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
Jo Banner and Joy Banner, co-founders of The Descendants Project appear in the Hip Hop Caucus' "Big Oil's Last Lifeline" Part 2 - New Orleans documentary.
"Big Oil's Last Lifeline" is a three-part documentary series sounding the alarm on the petrochemical industry’s impact on Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. There are environmental and climate injustices happening all over the planet, but particularly along the Gulf Coast of the Mississippi River and the Ohio River Valley. These injustices have strategically targeted low-income communities where the majority of black and brown U.S. citizens call home.
This series is produced by Hip Hop Caucus' Think 100% FILMS and Majestic 9 Productions.
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In The News
We say NO to the Wallace Grain Elevator! The Descendants Project’s commercial campaign fights a thirty-year zoning battle that threatens our Black community. We've found criminal “zoning” that exposes the residents of Wallace, LA to pollutants caused by heavy industry.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan holds Stop The Wallace Grain Elevator Shirt.