Dear Friends and Allies,
As we reach the end of the summer, we are excited to highlight how your support has allowed East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice to work towards a safe and healthy environment for our communities!
At our Fighting For Life Dinner Celebration in June we announced one of our newer programs, The Marina Pando Social Justice Research Collaborative (SJRC). MR-SJRC is a hub for first generation undergraduate students of color to have a supportive environment in which to conduct social justice oriented research. Through intensive summer training, the next generation of scholars becomes equipped to bridge the data our movement needs with the grassroots voices academia tends to leave out.
All participants gain the skill set to ask and answer research questions with the potential to help us win our next victory. As mentioned at our dinner, Marina Pando was a long time community leader who passed away the morning of our dinner. We have named this program in her honor to celebrate her leadership and contributions to our movement.
We are proud to present the first cohort of students (featured in the photos above). This summer has been busy for our students but we are excited to share with you all the culmination of their great work! We invite you all to their research presentation: Marina Pando Social Justice Research Collaborative: 1st Annual Grassroots Research Symposium taking place August 7th at 6:00PM at our EYCEJ Community Room.
Your financial contributions will help bolster this work on multiple levels. Can you take a moment now to donate directly to MP-SJRC and help us reach our goal of $7,500 to cover expenses of the program including stipends for our students? Click here to donate directly to MP-SJRC!
Your support has made all this work possible, but we still need your help in order to continue our work to build well informed and well equipped self-advocates in East Los Angeles, South East Los Angeles and Long Beach.
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice is at a critical financial point when it comes to financial resources and every dollar you donate keeps our movement breathing. There is a lot we want to accomplish this year, and we’re aiming to raise $20,000 this summer. This is a huge goal- but it’s possible with your support.
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Thank you for your support throughout the years — we do this because we believe everyone deserves the right to live in a safe and healthy environment. Help us continue making a difference.
Make a donation today.
Together we can continue Fighting for Life!