Organizing for health and justice through performance and community collaboration.

AUDIO FILE Danielle Bailey Lash (stage III brain tumor, diagnosed 35 y/o), November 2017, Clinical Interaction in Coal Ash Communities, 12 min, key portion 1:24-7:28 

1:00-1:24 -- clinical support for health insurance coverage

1:24-7:28 -- clinical interaction regarding coal ash information and concerns the patient brought to providers

7:29-12:25 -- local context of coal ash in rural NC communities, e.g., cooling lake becomes recreation destination, sustenance fishing from contaminated lakes; coal ash from containment ponds seeps into groundwater, drinking water, etc


MORE ON COAL ASH - US COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

US Commission on Civil Rights 2016 Hearing, held in Walnut Cove, NC: Examining Health and Environmental Issues Related to Coal Ash Disposal in North Carolina. Entire audio of hearing testimony here by panelists, affected residents, community leaders.

Creative Advocacy and Oral History in Issues of Health, Cancers, and Coal Ash Disposal.” U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Federal docket submission on behalf of UNC IRB 15-2371, Breast Cancer Action, NAACP NC. May 2016

With "Oral Histories addendum: Danielle Bailey-Lash, Shuntailya Imani Graves, James and Priscilla Smith"

For compilation of USCCR's submission to office of U.S. President and U.S. Congress, 2016 federal report: Environmental Justice: Examining the Environmental Protection Agency Compliance and Enforcement of Title VI and E.O. 12,898



More information on coal ash in Walnut Cove, NC:

3 minute mini-documentary: At What Cost? Stokes County NC residents near Belews Creek Steam Station

7 minute mini-documentary: Residents' organizing to improve conditions for themselves and their kids, while living near coal ash waste--Climate Listening Project, "The Story We Want" with Tracey Brown Edwards, Caroline Rutledge Armijo"