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September 12, 2022

#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.

August 11, 2022

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".

June 29, 2022

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.

June 29, 2022

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.

June 3, 2022

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.

April 28, 2022

Live with Joy Banner, co-founder of The Descendants Project about the Big Win in court today.

Big Victory in our efforts to stop grain elevator!
Here's some thoughts on what happened at the Edgard Courthouse today from co-founder, Joy Banner, of The Descendants Project.

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